This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
Of all the buildings made for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, the Girls and Boys Building had one of the most joyful, loyal and enthusiastic receptions. Here is a short history of the building. Fundraising for Construction This is a artist's rendering of the Girls and Boys Building. "It was not one of the [...]
This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.
This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.
The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
This is a history of the Administrative Building, aka the Administration Arch, at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in North Omaha.
This is Adam Fletcher Sasse in 2017. My name is Adam Fletcher Sasse. I am a professional writer and speaker who runs a small consulting firm in Olympia, Washington. I am the author of North Omaha History Volumes 1, 2 & 3; the editor of NorthOmahaHistory.com; the host of the North Omaha History Podcast; and an artist [...]
This is a history of East Omaha's demolished Pershing School in the former District 61.
Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn't happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!
This is a history of Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
A grocery store at the end of the road for the forgetful became a bar, and now stands tall in Ponca Hills. Learn about the history of the Forgot Store.
This is a history of North Omaha's Ponca Road, providing an important lifeline in the Ponca Hills for more than a century!
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church was founded in 1884, and has been a cornerstone Black church in North Omaha since then. This is a history of the church.
This is a biography of Matthew Stelly, a historian, organizer and agitator in North Omaha for more than 35 years.
For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren't allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren't allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could [...]
This is a history of the oldest Black church in Omaha, St. John's AME Church.
This is a history of Bethel AME Church, which has been located at N. 24th and Franklin since 1925. It is one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
This is a history of Cleaves Temple C.M.E., one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
Hillside Presbyterian Church was a Black congregation in North Omaha from 1920 to 1954.
This is a history of the New Bethel Church of God in Christ, an African American congregation in North Omaha.
This is a history of Mt. Calvary Community Church, a historic African American congregation in North Omaha.
This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha's Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.
Ferdinand L. Barnett was a Nebraska Legislator from 1927 to 1928. He was also the editor of The Progress, a Black newspaper in North Omaha.
Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha's Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.
Johnny Owens was a Nebraska legislator who served the Ninth District from 1932 to 1935.
This is a biography of John Adams, Jr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1935 to 1941.
This is a biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1949-1962.
This is a biography of North Omaha legislator Ed Danner who served from 1963 to 1970.
This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.
This is a biography of Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator, former Omaha City Council member, and former Omaha School Board member Brenda Council.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator Tanya Cook.
This is a biography of Nebraska Legislator Justin Wayne.
This is a list of resources offered by NorthOmahaHistory.com.
This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
This is a history of Malcolm X's life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.
Adam's Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha's history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha's Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!
This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.