This is a history of slavery in Nebraska, including enslaved people, enslavers, locations and events. There’s also a history of the Underground Railroad and Lane Trail in Nebraska.
A History of African American Firefighters in Omaha
This is a history of African American firefighters in Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of Lewis Washington
This is a biography of Lewis Washington (1800-1898), a famous abolitionist, noted lecturer and minister who lived in North Omaha, Nebraska, at the end of his life.
A Biography of Millard Singleton
This is a biography of Millard F. Singleton (1859-1939), a civic leader in North Omaha’s Black community.
A Biography of Terrell McKinney
This is a biography of Terrell McKinney (b. 1990) of North Omaha, Nebraska, the 14th African American legislator to serve in the Nebraska Legislature since 1892.
A History of the City Interracial Committee
This is the history of the City Interracial Committee, an attempt by youth in the 1930s to overcome segregation in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Police Brutality in Omaha
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
A History of Relations between Jews and African Americans in Omaha
This is a history of relations between Black people and Jews in Omaha, Nebraska. It details instances, occasions, places and spaces where the Jewish community interacted with the Black community in the city.
A Biography of Rev. Russel Taylor
A musician, educator and minister committed to Black power, Rev. Russel Taylor was a powerful leader in North Omaha. This is his story.
A Biography of Amos P. Scruggs
Amos Potter Scruggs (1875-1946) was a popular African American attorney and government official in Omaha from 1908 to 1934.
Notable African American Women in Omaha History
Black women in Omaha have done all kinds of work as mothers, businesswomen, teachers, ministers, politicians, and in other roles to make the community great. This is a history of some of the notable African American women in North Omaha.
A Biography of Rev. Anna R. Woodbey
One woman from North Omaha made it her life’s work to ban the demon’s spirit, juice, sauce, hooch, vino, and liquid courage from everywhere, all the time. This is a biography of Anna R. Woodbey.
A Biography of Harrison J. Pinkett
This is a biography of North Omaha lawyer, Civil Rights activist and leader Harrison J. Pinkett (1882-1960).
A History of the Lake-Charles Community Organization
This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.
A History of the Jewell Building and Dreamland Ballroom
This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.
A History of the Holy Family Catholic Parish
For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.
A Biography of George Wells Parker
his is a biography of North Omaha’s George Wells Parker (1882-1931), a philosophical history writer who influenced African Americans nationwide.
A History of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church
This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.
History of Emancipation Day and Juneteenth in Omaha
This is a history of Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
A Biography of Matthew Stelly
This is a biography of Matthew Stelly, a historian, organizer and agitator in North Omaha for more than 35 years.
A Biography of Malcolm X in Omaha
This is a history of Malcolm X’s life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.
A History of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day
This is a history of the observation of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day since 1968.
A History of Omaha’s Urban League
A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska … More