This is a biography of North Omaha lawyer, Civil Rights activist and leader Harrison J. Pinkett (1882-1960).
This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.
The Hoyer House at 3049 Redick Avenue is one of North Omaha’s oldest, but hasn’t been restored and seems neglected. Here is its history.
Omaha was de facto segregated for more than 75 years. Jim Crow affected employment, education, housing, religious institutions, and more throughout the city. It also meant that African Americans would routinely and frequently be denied healthcare throughout the city. This is a history of Black hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska.
his is a biography of North Omaha’s George Wells Parker (1882-1931), a philosophical history writer who influenced African Americans nationwide.
This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.
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 biography of Matthew Stelly, a historian, organizer and agitator in North Omaha for more than 35 years.
For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors … More
Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.
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!
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 … More
The Omaha Salvation Army Women’s Hospital was home to many babies in the city’s history. This is a history about the facility.
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?
Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.
Omaha had a roller coaster, boardwalks and soft summer breezes relaxing the middle class masses. This place was called Courtland Beach.