The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!
This is a biography of Matthew Stelly, a historian, organizer and agitator in North Omaha for more than 35 years.
This is a biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1949-1962.
This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.
This is a biography of Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator, former Omaha City Council member, and former Omaha School Board member Brenda Council.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator Tanya Cook.
This is a biography of Nebraska Legislator Justin Wayne.
This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
This is a history of Malcolm X’s life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.
Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!
This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.
This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.
Judge Elizabeth Ann Davis Pittman (1921-1998) was a pivotal figure in Nebraska’s legal community and throughout Omaha. This is a bio of her by Jody Lovallo.
This is a history of the observation of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day since 1968.
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.
This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
This is a biography of Selina Carter Cornish by Jody Lovallo.
This is an overview of the life of Mildred Brown, influential publisher of the Omaha Star and businesswoman, maven and community hero.
In this chapter, Mondo we Langa is quoted saying “…they simply could not let an African man who called police “pigs” get away with that.”
This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.
In Chapter 18 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the story continues unfolding. Read this original true story thriller from North Omaha today!
This is chapter 17 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. It introduces the Congressional action against the Omaha Two, and more.
This is FRAMED Chapter 16 by Michael Richardson. In this installment, arrests are made and fingers are pointed – again.
This is Chapter 15 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, covering the day Ed Poindexter was arrested.
Presented in Chapter 14 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson is a smoking gun!
In Michael Richardson’s book FRAMED, Chapter 13 exposes detail galore. This chapter shows how!
This is Chapter 12 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. In it, the author explores the role of Duane Peak and the FBI in the resulting coverup.
FRAMED, Chapter 11 was written by Michael Richardson.
“Angry Policemen Seek Deadly House Bomber,” screamed the Omaha World-Herald. 25 people in North Omaha were arrested. Here’s the actual list of suspects compiled by the Omaha Police Department. Discover what happened on the day patrolman Larry Minard, Sr. was killed.
Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 9 in the series on NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “I will never ever forgive the Black Panther Party for that.” —Ed Poindexter on being called a police agent On July 2, 1970, a […]
This is FRAMED Chapter 8 by Michael Richardson, exposing the history of the FBI framing of the Omaha Two.
Soul food, community building and culture held sway for 35+ years at Carter’s Cafe. This article includes a biography of Lucy Carter (1901-1983).
This is Chapter 7 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, detailing the blatant framing of Mondo we Langa and Ed Pointdexter in the years before 1971.
Chapter 6 of FRAMED! by Michael Richardson includes suspense, intrigue and conspiracy…