Lewis Washington (1800-1898) was a famous abolitionist, noted lecturer and minister who moved to Omaha around 1880. In Omaha, Washington was involved in politics and community leadership. He is buried at Forest Lawn. Public domain image.

A Biography of Lewis Washington

This is a biography of Lewis Washington (1800-1898), a famous abolitionist, noted lecturer and minister who lived in North Omaha, Nebraska, at the end of his life.

Myrtle Washington's High Class Colored Boarding House, 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska

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.

2021 McMillan Magnet Center Next Level Learning

A History of McMillan Magnet Center

This is a history of McMillan Magnet Middle School, which was originally planned as North Junior High School, and operated as McMillan Junior High School, in North Omaha, Nebraska.

This is a history of the music of North Omaha, by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com

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.

Doctors Make Purchase of Land, Omaha Star, June 15, 1945

Biography of Dr. Craig Morris

One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.

History of the North Freeway in Omaha

First conceptualized in 1954, it took almost 40 years for North Omaha’s highest high speed corridor to be completed. This is a history of the North Freeway.

"Mayor of Bronzeville," Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”

Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.

Immanuel Baptist Church, North 24th and Pinkney Streets, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Immanuel Baptist Church

A giant church building, a large congregation and lots of impact by Immanuel Baptist Church went on for more than 50 years in North Omaha. Today there’s no sign of this once-important place. This is a history of the church.

Ritz Theater, 2041 North 24th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Ritz Theater

A theater opened to African Americans in a time when Omaha was deeply segregated, the Ritz Theater was an anomaly in the city. Here’s some of its history.