This is a history of the Circus Grounds at N. 20th and Paul Streets in North Omaha from the 1870s through the 1930s.
This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.
The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
This is a history of the oldest Black church in Omaha, St. John’s AME Church.
This is a history of Bethel AME Church, which has been located at N. 24th and Franklin since 1925. It is one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
This is a history of Cleaves Temple C.M.E., one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
This is a history of the New Bethel Church of God in Christ, an African American congregation in North Omaha.
This is a history of Mt. Calvary Community Church, a historic African American congregation in North Omaha.
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.