This is a history of the 9 Center Variety Store in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1938 to 1947.
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
This is a history of the Safeway building at North 24th and Lake Streets from 1963 to 2021.
This is a history of the Stuart Art Shoppe in North Omaha, a bastion of the Arts in the community during the Great Depression.
Some of the oldest apartments left in Omaha, Nebraska are located in North Omaha. This is a history of the Memmen Apartments.
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.
This is a history of Military Road aka Military Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of Myrtle Washington’s High Class Colored Boarding House once located at 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska.
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
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.
This is a history of the Red Dot Athletic Club, a North Omaha sports association for young people from 1924 to 1926.
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 musician, educator and minister committed to Black power, Rev. Russel Taylor was a powerful leader in North Omaha. This is his story.
Charity, socializing, and fraternity drove the American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #30 in North Omaha. Discover what happened to them.
From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.
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.
A century ago, the Omaha Night Owls were the “Hottest Colored Orchestra in Town.” This is their story.
Located in the original Near North Side neighborhood, one grade school at North 14th and Cass Street served immigrants, African Americans, adults, and others. Today the school is largely forgotten.
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.
This is a history of the now-demolished building that once stood at 2410 Lake Street that housed a vaudeville theater, movies, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a supper club, and a teen club, as well as a bar before it was demolished in the 1970s.
Omaha Fire Department station #6 was located at 914-16 North 24th Street. It was built in 1906 and demolished in the 1970s.
Omaha had a hard time getting its public school system going. Once they got going, it took more than a decade to build a second school. However, when it opened on the outskirts of the city at North 17th and Izard Streets, the new school was the grandest building of its time. This is a history of the North Omaha School, aka the Izard School.
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.
Some buildings are constructed, serve a purpose and then are demolished. Others seem to live several lifetimes by acting as a base for several enterprises and a hub for the community during different crises. Despite looking like its falling apart right now, one Lake Street building is such an institution, serving as an icon of change, sustainability and transformation in the community. This is is a history of the Webster Telephone Exchange Building.