A giant church building, a large congregation and lots of impact by Immanuel Baptist Church went on for more than 50 years in North Omaha. Today there’s no sign of this once-important place. This is a history of the church.
A theater opened to African Americans in a time when Omaha was deeply segregated, the Ritz Theater was an anomaly in the city. Here’s some of its history.
What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.
The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.
This is a history of the only foster home for African American youth Omaha history, open from the 1940s into the 1950s.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest western expanses.
The Plum Nelly area is a once secret neighborhood that’s become a lost neighborhood located in North Omaha.