Articles

NorthOmahaHistory.com features more than 450 articles by Adam Fletcher Sasse and guest writers. This is a listing.

Druid Hill Elementary School, North 30th and Spaulding Streets, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Druid Hill School

Some schools in Omaha were built in reaction to floods of new residents moving into neighborhoods unexpectedly. Others were built to attract new residents. Originally opened in 1885, the school at North 30th and Spaulding Street was the latter. This is a history of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha.

A Tour of the 24th and Lake Historic District

This is a tour of vital places in North Omaha’s 24th and Lake Historic District, as well as essential events and important people. There are also links to find more information about each item listed.

A History of North Omaha's Holy Family Catholic Church by Adam Fletcher Sasse, NorthOmahaHistory.com.

A History of the Holy Family Catholic Parish

For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.

A History of the Omaha NAACP

This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.

NorthOmahaHistory.com celebrates Black history all year long.

Black History in Omaha

Black history in Omaha is too long and vast to be summarized easily. Here’s a collection of my articles related to the history of African Americans in Omaha.

This is Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa. ©2016 Michael Richardson.

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.

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A History of the Near North Side Neighborhood in North Omaha

As far as I’m concerned, the history of Omaha’s Near North Side neighborhood is the richest in all of Omaha. It has been home to working class families, poor people, and the wealthy; northern Europeans, African Americans, and eastern Europeans; Lutherans and Catholics, Jews and Black Muslims; slums, family homes, and mansions; looked like a pioneer town, had country gentleman farms, been a suburb, and had slums; professional offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants, local storefronts, printing presses, training centers, supermarkets and pop-up shops; giant churches and synagogues, and tiny storefront temples and more. So much has happened here, and clearly its story is still being written…

1969 Greater Omaha Community Action Office guarded by Omaha Black Panthers

A History of the June 1969 Riot in North Omaha

While African Americans have known about police racism for more than a century, white people across the US are beginning to acknowledge the effects of legalized harassment, white privilege, systematic discrimination, the school-to-prison pipeline and other forms of white supremacy that constantly plunder communities and the entire nation of its potential, power and purpose. With a vibrant, vital, and obvious story, Vivian Strong must be remembered today.

This is the oldest house in North Omaha.

The Oldest House in North Omaha

With a history extending to the 1840s, North Omaha is bound to have the oldest houses in Omaha today. Learn more about them here…