These are places in Omaha, Nebraska, to celebrate, learn and advocate for Black heritage and Black history.
Category: Black spaces and places
A History of the Prince Hall Masons in Omaha
This is a history of the Prince Hall Masons in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish
This is a history of the Gothic style Sacred Heart Catholic Church and parish in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Native Omahans Festival
This is a history of the Native Omaha Festival, which has happened biennially in North Omaha, Nebraska since 1976.
A History of the Intersection of North 42nd and Redman Avenue
This is a history of the intersection of N. 42nd and Redman Ave. in North Omaha, Nebraska. It discusses the development, businesses, and demise of the intersection including factors affecting it.
A History of North Omaha’s Stone Soul Picnic
Black people in Omaha have celebrated, uplifted and empowered Black culture in the city for more than 150 years. Sometimes … More
A History of the 3006 Building in North Omaha
This is a history of the historic storefronts located at N. 24th and Binney Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska.
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 The Omaha Guide
This is a history of the Omaha Guide newspaper, a Black-owned and Black-focused semi-weekly in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1927 through 1956.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Ollie William Jackson
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
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.
History of the Bedford Place Neighborhood
This is a history of the Bedford Place neighborhood in North Omaha, Nebraska.
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.
History of 2410 Lake Street
This is a history of the now-demolished building that once stood at 2410 Lake Street that housed a vaudeville theater, movies, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a supper club, and a teen club, as well as a bar before it was demolished in the 1970s.
A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”
Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.
History of the Carver Savings and Loan Association
This is a history of the Carver Bank in North Omaha, the first-ever Black-owned bank in Nebraska.
A History of the Webster Telephone Exchange Building
Some buildings are constructed, serve a purpose and then are demolished. Others seem to live several lifetimes by acting as a base for several enterprises and a hub for the community during different crises. Despite looking like its falling apart right now, one Lake Street building is such an institution, serving as an icon of change, sustainability and transformation in the community. This is is a history of the Webster Telephone Exchange Building.
A History of Howard Kennedy School
Sitting on top of a hill on the western edge of North Omaha, the Omaha View School was one of the city’s earliest. Rebuilt on a new site in 1908, in 1910 it was renamed, too. Since then the school has had notable alumni, built the surrounding neighborhood up, and changed dramatically. This is a history of the Howard Kennedy Elementary School.
A History of the Druid Hill School
Some schools in Omaha were built in reaction to floods of new residents moving into neighborhoods unexpectedly. Others were built to attract new residents. Originally opened in 1885, the school at North 30th and Spaulding Street was the latter. This is a history of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha.
A History of the Old Plantation in North Omaha
This is a history of the Old Plantation, a display at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in North Omaha in 1898.
A History of the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha
This is the story of a mansion in North Omaha built as a home to a wealthy real estate mogul that eventually became the site of a decades-long Black-owned business.