This is the case of Charles Smith in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1917 by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com.
These are the stories of people from North Omaha.
A Biography of Boston Green
This is a biography of Boston Green (1838-1908), a popularly scorned African American homeless person 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.
The Death of James A. Smith
The turn of the 20th century was a rough time for African Americans in Omaha, Nebraska. In the previous decade, … More
A Biography of Perfect Peace
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
A Biography of Josiah Waddle
This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
Daisy Anderson in North Omaha
This is a biography of Daisy Anderson (c1900-1998), the widow of a wealthy Black man in western Nebraska who was forced to move to North Omaha.
A Biography of Political Activist Andrew Stuart
This is a history of the Stuart Art Shoppe in North Omaha, a bastion of the Arts in the community during the Great Depression.
A History of the Count Creighton House in North Omaha
This is a history of the former Count Creighton House in North Omaha.
A Biography of Comfort Baker
This is a biography of Comfort Baker, the first African American graduate from a high school in Omaha, Nebraska.
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 George F. Shepard House
Fancy homes used to line certain streets throughout North Omaha, and one of those was Wirt Street. Business leaders, influential … More
A Biography of Cathy Hughes
This is a biography of North Omaha native Cathy Hughes. She grew up in the Logan Fontenelle Projects and today is the 2nd richest Black woman in America.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Vic Walker
Vic B. Walker (1864-c1925) was an African American attorney, police officer, business owner, and criminal in Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Max I. Walker
North Omaha is the historic home of Max I Walker Cleaners. This article summarizes their history in the community.
A Biography of Joseph Carr
There have been many African American leaders in Omaha throughout the city’s history. Some were politicians, others were businessmen; many … More
A Biography of George McPherson
This is the story of Professor George T. McPherson (1864-c1915) of North Omaha, who was the preeminent pianist in Omaha for decades.
Biography of Anderson Bell
This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.
A Biography of Florentine Pinkston
This is a biography of Flora Pinkston (1887-1966) of North Omaha, Nebraska.
Life of Edwin Overall of North Omaha
Throughout most of his life, Edwin Overall (1835–1901) dedicated himself fighting for civil rights. This is his story.
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.
Biography of Dr. George L. Miller
One of Omaha’s most important pioneers is remembered extensively in North Omaha.
Biography of Dr. William W. Peebles
A founder of Omaha’s first African American post of the American Legion, Dr. W.W. Peebles DDS kept a 50+ year dental practice in Omaha.
Biography of Dr. Craig Morris
One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.
A Biography of Levi Carter
A wealthy industrialist worked hard, then died. His wife gave the City of Omaha a lot of money to commemorate his life, and today the name is all over East Omaha. This is a biography of Levi Carter.