A Timeline of the Omaha DePorres Club

This is a timeline of a 1950s-era civil rights group in Omaha called the DePorres Club.

A History of Segregated Schools in Omaha, Nebraska

There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.

A History of North Omaha’s Collier Place Neighborhood

The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.

“FRAMED” Chapter 18 by Michael Richardson

In Chapter 18 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, the story continues unfolding. Read this original true story thriller from North Omaha today!

“FRAMED” Chapter 17 by Michael Richardson

This is chapter 17 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. It introduces the Congressional action against the Omaha Two, and more.

“FRAMED” Chapter 16 by Michael Richardson

This is FRAMED Chapter 16 by Michael Richardson. In this installment, arrests are made and fingers are pointed – again.

“FRAMED” Chapter 15 by Michael Richardson

This is Chapter 15 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, covering the day Ed Poindexter was arrested.

“FRAMED” Chapter 14 by Michael Richardson

Presented in Chapter 14 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson is a smoking gun!

“FRAMED” Chapter 13 by Michael Richardson

In Michael Richardson’s book FRAMED, Chapter 13 exposes detail galore. This chapter shows how!

“FRAMED” Chapter 12 by Michael Richardson

This is Chapter 12 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson. In it, the author explores the role of Duane Peak and the FBI in the resulting coverup.

“FRAMED” Chapter 10 by Michael Richardson

“Angry Policemen Seek Deadly House Bomber,” screamed the Omaha World-Herald. 25 people in North Omaha were arrested. Here’s the actual list of suspects compiled by the Omaha Police Department. Discover what happened on the day patrolman Larry Minard, Sr. was killed.

“FRAMED” Chapter 9 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 9 in the series on NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by Michael Richardson. Learn more here.   “I will never ever forgive the Black Panther Party for that.” —Ed Poindexter on being called a police agent   On July 2, 1970, a […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 8 by Michael Richardson

This is FRAMED Chapter 8 by Michael Richardson, exposing the history of the FBI framing of the Omaha Two.

“FRAMED”: Chapter 7 by Michael Richardson

This is Chapter 7 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson, detailing the blatant framing of Mondo we Langa and Ed Pointdexter in the years before 1971.

“FRAMED” Chapter 4 by Michael Richardson

The fourth chapter of FRAMED by Michael Richardson continues detailing the FBI cover-up of Black Panthers in Omaha.

A History of Ak-Sar-Ben in North Omaha

Examining the rise and fall of North Omaha requires a long and complicated journey through politics, culture, economics and more. One of the important early anchors of the community demonstrated the ability of one organization to steer things astray.   Opening the Coliseum     Built in 1879, the Coliseum was located at 2226 North […]

A History of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Parish and the Bryant Resource Center

North Omaha’s Saint Benedict Catholic Church has been a bastion of hope for the Near North Side for almost a century. Here’s their story.

A History of the 24th and Fort Intersection in North Omaha

This is a history of the buildings at North 24th and Fort Streets in the Miller Park neighborhood.

A History of North Omaha’s Burkenroad House aka Broadview Hotel aka Trimble Castle

The home at 2060 Florence Boulevard has a reputation as a mansion for the social elite; an apartment house; a brothel, a hotel and as apartments again. Here is a history of North Omaha’s Broadview Hotel.

A Biography of Beverly Blackburn and a History of the JFK Rec Center in North Omaha

The John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, also called the Blackburn Recreation Center after its founding owner Beverly Wead Blackburn Jones, was located at 4514 North 24th Street between 1965 and 1970. Mrs. Jones began her work with youth when she was 17 at the Kellom Community Center, and became the director in 1957 at the age of 20. In […]

“The Negro Faces North. Omaha, Nebraska: The New Mood Shocks the City” by Sam Castan for LOOK magazine

On December 17, 1963, LOOK magazine included a story about segregation in Omaha. Following is a section of the article; there is a link to a PDF of the story under “Related Articles” that follows.   THE NEGRO FACES NORTH OMAHA, NEBRASKA: THE NEW MOOD SHOCKS THE CITY BY SAM CASTAN LOOK SENIOR EDITOR Omaha, Nebr., has an […]

A History of KOWH, North Omaha’s Radio Station

In the aftermath of the 1960s riots that ravaged the community, a group of African American investors from North Omaha rallied to invest in technology, and for many, to invest in their home neighborhood. Pulling off a coup, for almost a decade, North Omaha was home to Nebraska’s first radio station and a former bastion of white middle class American culture. Except now it was the home of the city’s Black pride, empowerment and culture.

A History of the Case of Rice and Poindexter in North Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska, was founded on white supremacy. Since then, both formal and informal forces throughout the city have worked continuously to impose, maintain and expand white supremacy throughout the city, state and nation. The stories of Mondo we Langa and Ed Poindexter are examples of what that looks like. Understood in the context of North Omaha history, it is easy to see they aren’t the only examples; however, they are among the most powerful.