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.
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.
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.
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 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.