North Downtown Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Jefferson Square Neighborhood

This is a history of Omaha’s first public park; first public school; it’s Native American neighborhood; and it’s “Hobo Park,” all wrapped up in one. This is a history of Jefferson Square in Omaha, Nebraska.

History of the North Freeway in Omaha

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.

Notable African American Women in Omaha History

Black women in Omaha have done all kinds of work as mothers, businesswomen, teachers, ministers, politicians, and in other roles to make the community great. This is a history of some of the notable African American women in North Omaha.

Suburban Theatre, North Omaha, Nebraska

A Timeline of the History of Saratoga

This is a timeline of the history of the Saratoga neighborhood in North Omaha, including the intersection of 24th and Ames. Included here are events, places and people central to the neighborhood’s existence as a pioneer town, leafy suburb, and a seemingly abandoned urban neighborhood.

Rev. Anna R. Woodbey (1855-1901), North Omaha, Nebraska

A Biography of Rev. Anna R. Woodbey

One woman from North Omaha made it her life’s work to ban the demon’s spirit, juice, sauce, hooch, vino, and liquid courage from everywhere, all the time. This is a biography of Anna R. Woodbey.

A History of the Omaha NAACP

This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.

Ferdinand L. Barnett (1854-1932) of North Omaha was an African American member of the Nebraska Legislature from 1927 to 1928.

A Biography of Ferdinand L. Barnett

A newspaper man, civil rights activist and government official, North Omaha’s Ferdinand L. Barnett (1854-1932) was a remarkable leader. This is a biography of his life.