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 Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha’s Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.
Ferdinand L. Barnett was a Nebraska Legislator from 1927 to 1928. He was also the editor of The Progress, a Black newspaper in North Omaha.
Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.
Johnny Owens was a Nebraska legislator who served the Ninth District from 1932 to 1935.
This is a biography of John Adams, Jr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1935 to 1941.
This is a biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1949-1962.
This is a biography of North Omaha legislator Ed Danner who served from 1963 to 1970.
This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.
This is a biography of Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator, former Omaha City Council member, and former Omaha School Board member Brenda Council.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator Tanya Cook.
This is a biography of Nebraska Legislator Justin Wayne.
This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
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 summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.
This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.
Judge Elizabeth Ann Davis Pittman (1921-1998) was a pivotal figure in Nebraska’s legal community and throughout Omaha. This is a bio of her by Jody Lovallo.
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 […]
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.
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 list of African American firsts in Omaha.
This chapter of FRAMED by Michael Richardson focuses on a lie told on the court stand…
This is a timeline of a 1950s-era civil rights group in Omaha called the DePorres Club.
The trial testimony of Duane and Donald Peak focuses on them laughing at the death…
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.
In chapter 19 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the murder trial begins…
This is a history of Scriptown in the Nebraska Territory.
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.