This is a history of the Military Theater, which operated from 1928 to 1975 in North Omaha. Today the building is home to Grace Apostolic Church.
Category: Black churches
A History of First United Presbyterian Church
For only 40 years, a longtime congregation was at home in the Kountze Place neighborhood. They built a huge church, … More
A History of Music in North Omaha
This is a summary of a LOT of music in North Omaha over the last 150 years, including jazz, soul, blues, hip hop, gospel, pop, and so much more. Get introduced some of the people, places, events, and more from North Omaha’s musical history.
A History of Rising Star Baptist Church in North Omaha
This is a history of one of Omaha’s oldest African American churches, Morning Star Baptist Church.
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.
Directory of Historic North Omaha Church Buildings
This is a directory of historic North Omaha church buildings. Many are still churches; some are not.
A History of Hope Lutheran Church
This is a history of the only African American Lutheran church in Nebraska today, called Hope Lutheran Church.
North Omaha Chronicles, 12-18-19
This is North Omaha Chronicles comic for 12-18-19 by Adam Fletcher Sasse. Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.
A History of North Omaha’s Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church
Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church was a short-lived attempt by a fleeting denomination to maintain a significant presence in North Omaha. … More
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.
A Biography of Rev. Dr. John Albert Williams
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
A History of Mount Moriah Baptist Church
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.
A History of Black Churches in Omaha
Omaha’s tradition of Black churches started less than a decade after the founding of the city in 1865. With de facto segregation the norm in the city by then, African Americans were denied seats in white churches. Not to be without a spiritual home, the city’s pioneer Blacks founded their own places of worship. This is an introduction to Omaha’s historic Black churches.