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A historic home built in 1903 and home to Oliver and Anna Burckhardt until 1945. Oliver Burckhardt was a graduate of Lincoln Institute in Missouri and a pioneering religious leader who helped establish and sustain the black settlement of Brownlee in central Nebraska. Burckhardt also helped to establish the Lincoln branch of the NAACP in 1918-a chapter that successfully blocked the showing of Birth of a Nation, a film glorifying the KKK. Burckhardt also led the black community in opposing a number of discriminatory establishments in Lincoln and surrounding communities.