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Slumlords, ghettos, segregation: Housing issues split Nebraska lawmakers — and landed at an NBA star's doorstep

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Dilapidated homes

Members of the city's Human Relations Board inspect a group of dilapidated homes in North Omaha in 1964. Living conditions on the Near North Side — and the barriers preventing blacks from moving out of the neighborhood — led to one Omaha's fiercest civil rights battles.

NP Dodge

N.P. "Phil" Dodge

William Swanson

Sen. William Swanson of Lincoln.

Herb Nore

Sen. Herbert Nore of Genoa.

Clifton Batchelder

Sen. Clifton Batchelder of Omaha.

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