This is a history of Malcolm X’s life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.
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!
This is a history of the observation of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day since 1968.
A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.
Tucked away in the Near North Side was the Charles Bicycle Track. This is its history as told by Ryan Roenfeld.
A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap in the African American, other emerging ethnic communities and disadvantaged families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence and growth.”From the official Urban League of Nebraska website […]
This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]
Lake School was a fixture in the neighborhood for a century. This is its history…
The Ponca Hills have a deep and rich history with American Indians, horse thieves, fur trappers and more. Here’s my account…
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.
This is a biography of Selina Carter Cornish by Jody Lovallo.
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.
The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
This is an overview of the life of Mildred Brown, influential publisher of the Omaha Star and businesswoman, maven and community hero.
This is a history of the Omaha NAACP Youth Council, which started in 1936 and continues today!
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.
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 an iconic North Omaha restaurant that comedian Redd Foxx frequented when in town.
This is a history of a Fort Omaha house that’s been moved to Florence Blvd.
Some of the grandest architecture in North Omaha today is accounted for in this short article.
The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is a jewel in the crown of North Omaha history. This is a summary of its history.
This is a history of a former commercial building and social service office in North Omaha.
A local home history reveals a 129-year-old barn nestled along a grand view in North Omaha…
The biggest subdivision in Omaha’s history in 1926, Florence Field was an Army balloon field, then home to 1,100 lots. Here’s the story!
Omaha North High School is the most spectacular high school in Nebraska, and among the very best in the United States.
Examining the rise and fall of North Omaha requires a long and complicated journey through politics, culture, economics and more. One of the important early anchors of the community demonstrated the ability of one organization to steer things astray. Opening the Coliseum Built in 1879, the Coliseum was located at 2226 North […]
This is a book review of the autobiography of North Omaha’s Preston Love.
North Omaha’s Saint Benedict Catholic Church has been a bastion of hope for the Near North Side for almost a century. Here’s their story.
Malcolm X Memorial Park sits in the heart of North Omaha’s Kountze Place. Discover why you don’t hear about it anymore.
This is a history of the buildings at North 24th and Fort Streets in the Miller Park neighborhood.
The North Omaha Gene Eppley Boys’ Club was the cradle of youth engagement for a generation of young men. This is a history of the facility.