"24th & Glory" Past, Present and Beyond

Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
602 N. 20th Street, Omaha, NE

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“24th and Glory,” a book and newspaper series by World-Herald writer Dirk Chatelain, chronicles the rise of North Omaha and the generation of athletes it spawned in the 1950s and ’60s, including greats like the late Bob Boozer, Bob Gibson, Gale Sayers, Roger Sayers, Johnny Rodgers, Ron Boone and Marlin Briscoe.
Join us as we convene a panel of North Omaha natives: Jerry Bartee, retired assistant superintendent for Omaha Public Schools and former principal of Omaha South High School; Brenda Council, former member of the Omaha Public School Board, Omaha City Council and Nebraska Legislature; Michael Green, president and chief investment officer of Evergreen Capital Management; and two of the book’s featured stars, Johnny Rodgers, Heisman Trophy winner and chairman of the 100 Black Men of Omaha board of directors, and Roger Sayers, retired executive for Union Pacific Railroad.
The panel will discuss structures that shaped their paths growing up in North Omaha, along with the important individuals who guided them, their views on North Omaha’s civil rights past and present, and their thoughts on how North Omaha can rise to relive is past glory as well as challenges and opportunities for Omaha’s Black community today looking to the future.
Copies of 24th and Glory: The Intersection of Civil Rights and Omaha’s Greatest Generation of Athletes, will be for sale at a special rate. Several of the panelists will remain after the panel to sign books.


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