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 […]
From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.
This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
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 timeline of a 1950s-era civil rights group in Omaha called the DePorres Club.
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.
This is a history of Scriptown in the Nebraska Territory.
This is a history of King Solomon’s Mines, a nightclub open at 2425 Ames Avenue in North Omaha from 1970-1972.
The storied Mister C’s restaurant may be gone, but its memories go on…
Some of the grandest architecture in North Omaha today is accounted for in this short article.
This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.
Soul food, community building and culture held sway for 35+ years at Carter’s Cafe. This article includes a biography of Lucy Carter (1901-1983).
This is a history of the Wyman Heights neighborhood in North Omaha by guest author Patrick Wyman.
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
Dr. Eugene Skinner was Omaha Public Schools’ first Black principal. This is his story.
Preface to “Framed,” a series by Michael Richardson for NorthOmahaHistory.com
The Stage II Lounge offers a lively grown-up place to relax and socialize. Here’s a short history of this North Omaha institution.
For almost a century, bombings plagued Omaha, Nebraska. This is a summary of what happened.
Colleges, universities and other higher education institutions are scattered throughout North Omaha history. Here’s a summary.
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 […]
This is a book review of the autobiography of North Omaha’s Preston Love.
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.
Malcolm X Memorial Park sits in the heart of North Omaha’s Kountze Place. Discover why you don’t hear about it anymore.
One part of Omaha has stayed in touch with its agricultural roots for more than a century. This is a history of small family farms and the changing landscape in East Omaha.
Its an understatement to say that railroads helped build North Omaha; they were absolutely vital. Here’s a summary of their history.
This is a history of the buildings at North 24th and Fort Streets in the Miller Park neighborhood.
The Danish Vennelyst Park history goes beyond weddings, picnics and parties. It is one of the few remnants of Omaha’s once-thriving Danish immigrant community.