24th & Glory

24th & Glory

The Intersection of Civil Rights and Omaha's Greatest Generation of Athletes

Book - 2019
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In 1968, Bob Gibson was in the middle of one of the most dominant pitching performances in World Series history, but he wasn't the only North Omahan on the sports page.That first week of October, one native son led the NFL in rushing. Another averaged 22 points per game in the NBA. One was about to begin a 17,000-point pro basketball career. Another was about to break football's most stubborn racial barrier. One - a future Heisman Trophy winner - broke Friday night records.They all came from the same parks and gyms. The same schools and coaches.They rose out of segregation - higher and higher - as racial tensions in North Omaha boiled hotter and hotter."24th & Glory: The intersection of civil rights and Omaha's greatest generation of athletes" from award-winning World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain tells the story behind one incredible neighborhood that produced so many world-class athletes.
Publisher: Omaha, NE :, Omaha World-Herald,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781732231757
1732231753
Branch Call Number: 978.2254 Chatelai 2019
978.2254 C492
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Twenty-fourth & glory

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Oct 14, 2019

Well researched and documented. The author spent years interviewing and gathering and confirming information and just in the nick of time as many of those featured in the book are no longer with us. What a treasure to have about the struggles and triumphs. A testament to great local journalism.

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