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Sperrial Peyton Brooks searching for his mother and fifteen brothers and sisters
Sperrial Peyton Brooks, Omaha, NE, searching for his mother and fifteen siblings. His mother "gave him away to a neighbor to raise." Unclear if his mother was enslaved or free at the time.

Tom Carnahan, the only black police officer in Lincoln, NE, finds his brother after two decades
Carnahan meets his brother, Silas, for the first time since the Civil War. They were "slave children in Arkansas and were separated by the war."
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