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.

Rev. Anna R. Woodbey (1855-1901), North Omaha, Nebraska

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 History of North Omaha's Holy Family Catholic Church by Adam Fletcher Sasse, NorthOmahaHistory.com.

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.

George Wells Parker (1882-1931) North Omaha, Nebraska

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.