This is a history of the High Point neighborhood in North Omaha, Nebraska
A History of Forest Lawn
This is a history of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of African American Policemen in Omaha
This is a history of African American police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Jefferson Square Park
This is a history of the Jefferson Square Park, the first park and the site of the first school in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of North Omaha’s Stone Soul Picnic
Black people in Omaha have celebrated, uplifted and empowered Black culture in the city for more than 150 years. Sometimes … More
A History of Police Brutality in Omaha
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
A History of Music in North Omaha
This is a summary of a LOT of music in North Omaha over the last 150 years, including jazz, soul, blues, hip hop, gospel, pop, and so much more. Get introduced some of the people, places, events, and more from North Omaha’s musical history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Biography of Rodney S. Wead
This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).
History of Creighton University
This is a history of Creighton University, including notable people, places and events throughout its history.
A Biography of Helen Mahammitt
This is a biography of Helen Mahammit (1869-1950), a leading African American caterer, chef and teacher in Omaha for 45 years.
A History of the Hilltop Projects in North Omaha
This is a history of the third public housing projects built in North Omaha called the Hilltop Homes.
A History of the Pleasantview Projects in North Omaha
This is a history of the former Pleasantview Public Housing Projects in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Segregated Hospitals in Omaha
Omaha was de facto segregated for more than 75 years. Jim Crow affected employment, education, housing, religious institutions, and more throughout the city. It also meant that African Americans would routinely and frequently be denied healthcare throughout the city. This is a history of Black hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha
This is the story of a mansion in North Omaha built as a home to a wealthy real estate mogul that eventually became the site of a decades-long Black-owned business.
A History of the People’s Hospital in North Omaha
For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors … More
A Biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS
This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha’s Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.
A Biography of Dr. Aaron M. McMillan
Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.
A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld
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!
A History of the Lynching of Will Brown
This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.