This is the case of Charles Smith in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1917 by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com.
Category: Black people
A History of African American Policemen in Omaha
This is a history of African American police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of Terrell McKinney
This is a biography of Terrell McKinney (b. 1990) of North Omaha, Nebraska, the 14th African American legislator to serve in the Nebraska Legislature since 1892.
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 Dorcas Lewis, an Early Baseball Great in North Omaha
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
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.
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 Jefferson Square Park
This is a history of the Jefferson Square Park, the first park and the site of the first school in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Native Omahans Festival
This is a history of the Native Omaha Festival, which has happened biennially in North Omaha, Nebraska since 1976.
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 History of the Calhoun Hotel
This is a history of the Calhoun Hotel, a Black hotel at 2423 Lake Street in North Omaha from 1946 to 1962.
A History of the Willis Hotel
This is a history of Myrtle Washington’s High Class Colored Boarding House once located at 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the City Interracial Committee
This is the history of the City Interracial Committee, an attempt by youth in the 1930s to overcome segregation in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Police Brutality in Omaha
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
A History of Music in North Omaha
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.
A History of The Omaha Guide
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.
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 Ollie William Jackson
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
A History of Relations between Jews and African Americans in Omaha
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.
A History of North Omaha’s Red Dot Athletic Club
This is a history of the Red Dot Athletic Club, a North Omaha sports association for young people from 1924 to 1926.
A History of Jake Bird in North Omaha
Jake Bird (1901–1949) murdered 4 people and attacked two others in the Omaha area in 1928. This is an account of what happened.
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
History of the Omaha Colored Baseball League
This is a history of the Omaha Colored Baseball League.
Biography of Anderson Bell
This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.