This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.
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 […]
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.
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
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 Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
Lake School was a fixture in the neighborhood for a century. This is its history…
This is an overview of the life of Mildred Brown, influential publisher of the Omaha Star and businesswoman, maven and community hero.
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 timeline of a 1950s-era civil rights group in Omaha called the DePorres Club.
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.
In chapter 19 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the murder trial begins…
This is a history of Scriptown in the Nebraska Territory.
This is a history of an iconic North Omaha restaurant that comedian Redd Foxx frequented when in town.
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.
Presented in Chapter 14 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson is a smoking gun!
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.
“Angry Policemen Seek Deadly House Bomber,” screamed the Omaha World-Herald. 25 people in North Omaha were arrested. Here’s the actual list of suspects compiled by the Omaha Police Department. Discover what happened on the day patrolman Larry Minard, Sr. was killed.
Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 9 in the series on NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “I will never ever forgive the Black Panther Party for that.” —Ed Poindexter on being called a police agent On July 2, 1970, a […]
This is FRAMED Chapter 8 by Michael Richardson, exposing the history of the FBI framing of the Omaha Two.
This is Chapter 7 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, detailing the blatant framing of Mondo we Langa and Ed Pointdexter in the years before 1971.
Chapter 6 of FRAMED! by Michael Richardson includes suspense, intrigue and conspiracy…
The New Market was a large open air market along North 16th Street.
Dr. Eugene Skinner was Omaha Public Schools’ first Black principal. This is his story.
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 […]
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.
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.
This is a modern history of North 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha. Several buildings and initiatives are detailed.
North Omaha’s Martha T. Smith Home for the Aged opened in 1913 as the Colored Old Folks Home. This is the history…
A leader among the bedrock institutions of North Omaha is Zion Baptist Church. One of the oldest congregations in Omaha, it was founded in 1884 and became the largest Black church in Omaha by 1900. It’s landmark building at 2215 Grant Street was designed by North Omaha native “Cap” Clarence Wigington, and its mission is still distinctly relevant more than 125 years after it was founded.