Collection: CUDAHY REX

During the 1930s and 40s, the Omaha-based Cudahy Packing Company was among the so-called “big four” of meatpackers, including Armour, Swift, and Wilson.

Location: Ohama, Nebraska
Established: 1930
Management: Cudahy Packing Company

Cudahy operated a large packing plant in South Omaha that produced hams, bacon, lard, beef, and lamb, eventually becoming the “biggest employer of Negro labor” in the city.

The Cudahy Rex basketball team representing the Cudahy Meat Packing Company, circa 1930s.(The Black Fives Foundation Archives)