This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
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).
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church was founded in 1884, and has been a cornerstone Black church in North Omaha since then. This is a history of the church.
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 apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren’t allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren’t allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could […]
This is a history of the oldest Black church in Omaha, St. John’s AME Church.
This is a history of Cleaves Temple C.M.E., one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
Hillside Presbyterian Church was a Black congregation in North Omaha from 1920 to 1954.
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 summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
This is a history of Malcolm X’s life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.
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.
A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.
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 […]
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]
This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.
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…
The Covenant Presbyterian Church was located in North Omaha for almost 100 years. Learn more here…
This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.
This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.
North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
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…
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.
The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.
In chapter 19 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the murder trial begins…