This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the Native Omaha Festival, which has happened biennially in North Omaha, Nebraska since 1976.
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.
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.
This is the story of Professor George T. McPherson (1864-c1915) of North Omaha, who was the preeminent pianist in Omaha for decades.
This is a biography of Flora Pinkston (1887-1966) of North Omaha, Nebraska.
A century ago, the Omaha Night Owls were the “Hottest Colored Orchestra in Town.” This is their story.
This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.
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!
Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
Omaha had a roller coaster, boardwalks and soft summer breezes relaxing the middle class masses. This place was called Courtland Beach.
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
The Stage II Lounge offers a lively grown-up place to relax and socialize. Here’s a short history of this North Omaha institution.
This is a book review of the autobiography of North Omaha’s Preston Love.