This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
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 history of the observation of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day since 1968.
A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap in the African American, other emerging ethnic communities and disadvantaged families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence and growth.”From the official Urban League of Nebraska website […]
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
For 75 years, Uncle Sam cereal was manufactured in North Omaha. This is a history of the company and its locations in the community.
Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]
This is a history of a house and its huge antenna in North O.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
The Ponca Hills have a deep and rich history with American Indians, horse thieves, fur trappers and more. Here’s my account…
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.
This is a history of the North Omaha Bottoms, an area of the city not thought of much today, but once a key to its future!
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the Omaha NAACP Youth Council, which started in 1936 and continues today!
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.
The Near North Side YMCA was a staple of the community for more than 50 years. Here’s the story…
There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.
The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.
This is a history of an iconic North Omaha restaurant that comedian Redd Foxx frequented when in town.
This is a history of the Kellom Heights neighborhood, including the pioneer era, the school and its redevelopment.
This is a history of the Charles B. Washington North Branch of the Omaha Public Library.
In Chapter 18 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the story continues unfolding. Read this original true story thriller from North Omaha today!
This is a history of a Fort Omaha house that’s been moved to Florence Blvd.
This is chapter 17 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. It introduces the Congressional action against the Omaha Two, and more.
Some of the grandest architecture in North Omaha today is accounted for in this short article.
This is FRAMED Chapter 16 by Michael Richardson. In this installment, arrests are made and fingers are pointed – again.
This is Chapter 15 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, covering the day Ed Poindexter was arrested.
This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.
Presented in Chapter 14 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson is a smoking gun!
This is a history of a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.
In Michael Richardson’s book FRAMED, Chapter 13 exposes detail galore. This chapter shows how!
This is Chapter 12 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. In it, the author explores the role of Duane Peak and the FBI in the resulting coverup.
The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.