Culture in North Omaha, Nebraska
, the north end of Omaha
, is defined by socioeconomic
and political diversity among its residents. The neighborhood's culture is largely influenced by it's predominately African American community
North Omaha is home to several important annual events that help define and celebrate the community, its history, and its future. Native Omaha Days
is a biennial North Omaha cultural tradition, reuniting members of the city's African-American community. The Days are commemorated with a variety of events, including the Evergreen Reunion, named after the town in Alabama
from where many families' ancestors migrated.(2005) , The Omaha Reader
Other annual activities include the Juneteenth
Parade, the Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow, Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival
, Florence Days, and the Omaha North High School
Homecoming, including a parade for the community. The Stone Soul Picnic is also an important event.
John Beasley Theater
is located in the Lake Point Building at 2401 Lake St. Suite 130. It is named after native Omaha actor John Beasley
. The Theater's mission is, "To provide new educational opportunities for residents to experience and develop their interests and talents in theater, dance, music, poetry and writing."
North Omaha is proud of its history as an important jazz
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