#NorthOmahaHistory

  • 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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  • Meet the Omaha Star – The Star of North Omaha

    Before there were TVs and the internet, people across the country found themselves reaching for their local newspaper to stay on top of the news that was occurring within the city. For the African American community, they founded their own papers that shared stories and events that were occurring within their own communities that weren’t…

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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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  • The Life of George Wells Parker

    George Wells Parker had a great life and an amazing impact. He was a author, activist, and role model for the people of his era. His impact in especially on North Omaha is still felt today.

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  • Best Night Activities In North Omaha To Check Out!

    I enjoy a cool beer on a hot day, a bourbon on the rocks in a warm, dimly lit bar, and I find it incomprehensible how much power an Aperol spritz has over me in the summer. I know a lot of folks that drink to experience the effects of alcohol, yet they often claim…

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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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  • Juneteenth, A Day to Remember!

    Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the abolition of slavery in honor of enslaved African Americans. The name Juneteenth is derived from the words June and nineteenth, as freedom was declared on June 19th, 1865. Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the…

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  • Great Plans at Great Plains!

    Are you in Omaha looking for something unique to-do? Well, the Great Plains Black History Museum is just the thing for you and the family! History The Great Plains Black History Museum was founded in 1975 by Bertha Calloway and was able to open its doors in February 1976 aided by a grant from the…

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  • The Meaning behind Juneteenth in Omaha

    By: R. Nelson, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. […]

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  • Come One, Come All, Churches for All!

    By: Grace King, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  North Omaha is home to over 100 different churches. Whether you are affiliated […]

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