Categories
19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black leader Clubs Creighton doctors economics Healthcare Hospitals Near North Side Prince Hall Masons Segregation

Biography of Dr. Craig Morris

One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.

Categories
20th century Black leader Black organizations Black spaces and places culture historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Organizations Segregation Social clubs society

A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”

Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.

Categories
19th century 20th century 21st century Activism Americans biography Black athletes Black businesspeople Black leader Black people Black politicians Education historic preservation History of Nebraska Legislators Lost history society

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.

Categories
19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Benson Buildings Children's entertainment historic preservation History of Nebraska poverty Social services society

A History of the Omaha Crèche

This is a history of the Omaha Crèche, which was located on North 52nd and Pratt Streets for a half century.

Categories
19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Carter Lake Demolished buildings Demolished buildings East Omaha economics historic preservation History of Nebraska industry Manufacturing Missouri River parks Public health

A History of the Carter White Lead Company Factory in East Omaha

For 40 years, one plant poisoned North Omaha with heinous disregard. This is a history of the Carter White Lead Company factory in East Omaha.

Categories
19th century 20th century 21st century biography Black businesses Black leader Black people business culture History of Nebraska Lost history racism Segregation society

History of Businesses Owned By African Americans in Omaha

This is a history of Black-owned businesses, African American entrepreneurship and more in North Omaha since 1854.

Categories
20th century 21st century biography Black businesses Black organizations Black people History of Nebraska Near North Side poverty racism religion Social services society

A Biography of Rodney S. Wead

This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).