This is a biography of one of the most prominent African American players to ever hit the ball in Omaha, a man named Dorcas Lewis who was also called Dorcas Thornton
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a biography of Comfort Baker, the first African American graduate from a high school in Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the Jefferson Square Park, the first park and the site of the first school in 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 history of the Calhoun Hotel, a Black hotel at 2423 Lake Street in North Omaha from 1946 to 1962.
This is a history of Myrtle Washington’s High Class Colored Boarding House once located at 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is the history of the City Interracial Committee, an attempt by youth in the 1930s to overcome segregation in Omaha, Nebraska.
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
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 a history of the Omaha Guide newspaper, a Black-owned and Black-focused semi-weekly in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1927 through 1956.
Vic B. Walker (1864-c1925) was an African American attorney, police officer, business owner, and criminal in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
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.
This is a history of the Red Dot Athletic Club, a North Omaha sports association for young people from 1924 to 1926.
Jake Bird (1901–1949) murdered 4 people and attacked two others in the Omaha area in 1928. This is an account of what happened.
There have been many African American leaders in Omaha throughout the city’s history. Some were politicians, others were businessmen; many … More
This is a history of the Omaha Colored Baseball League.
This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.
This is a biography of Flora Pinkston (1887-1966) of North Omaha, Nebraska.
Throughout most of his life, Edwin Overall (1835–1901) dedicated himself fighting for civil rights. This is his story.
A musician, educator and minister committed to Black power, Rev. Russel Taylor was a powerful leader in North Omaha. This is his story.
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.