#BlackHistory

  • Silas Robbins: Nebraska’s first black lawyer

    Silas Robbins was a prominent figure in the history of North Omaha, Nebraska. Robbins was born in Iowa in 1865, but he moved to Omaha in the late 1800s to start a new life. He quickly became involved in the community and made a name for himself as a businessman and civic leader.

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  • North Omaha’s Greatest Film Maker: George P. Johnson

    When one thinks of an influential entrepreneur from Omaha usually, they think of Warren Buffet, but what if I told you there are some influential entrepreneurs here in North Omaha. George P. Johnson was an American businessman and entrepreneur who played a significant role in the development of the Lincoln Motion Picture Company.

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  • Charles S. Hall – The father of Soul food in North Omaha

    Restaurants, snack shops, dine-ins as well as other places to eat have always played an important role in North Omaha’s History, particularly within the African American community. One of the longest and most iconic establishments Black Businesses in North Omaha that served the regular, famous, and hungry was the Fair Deal Café in North Omaha.…

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  • Keeping the Legacy Alive: The Malcolm X Foundation

    Get ready to experience the trailblazing and powerful legacy of Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. X has inspired change for this nation’s Black citizens, and he is still remembered prominently due to his high-powered speeches and unrelenting advocacy for Black Americans. And still to this day, X’s…

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  • Black History Through The Lens of Film

    By: Mike B, A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. Omaha is where I grew up, Florence, to be specific. My childhood […]

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  • A Brief History of Juneteenth

    By: A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. Juneteenth is a holiday that is in celebration of the ending of slavery. It […]

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