This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
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!
From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.
This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.
North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.
All in one place: A history of Cortland Beach, the Omaha Rod and Gun Club and the Carter Lake Club.
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
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.
This chapter of FRAMED by Michael Richardson focuses on a lie told on the court stand…
Many of Kountze Place’s finest homes are gone now, demolished by indifferent landowners and city planners who are blind to the value of the neighborhood. One of these homes stood at 2214 Wirt Street, and it was clearly one of the biggest homes in the area. This is a short history of the address. […]
The trial testimony of Duane and Donald Peak focuses on them laughing at the death…
The Near North Side YMCA was a staple of the community for more than 50 years. Here’s the story…
There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.
The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.
This is a history of Scriptown in the Nebraska Territory.
Built: est. 1875 Address: 958 North 27th Street Architecture: Stick Style Demolished: 1953 Many of early Omaha’s wealthy builders built their mansions and estates in North Omaha. One of them was attorney Dexter L. Thomas (1841-1919). His large house at N. 27th Avenue and Nicholas Street was a landmark for years, surely inspiring his contemporaries to […]
Several car makers began in North Omaha, and this is their story. Stroud, Douglas and the Omaha Motor Company all called the community home. Find out why…
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.
This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.
Presented in Chapter 14 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson is a smoking gun!
This is a history of a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.
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.