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Our State
Topic
Our State: Nebraskans Who Made a Difference
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More Than Football: George Flippin's Stromsburg Years

Description

George Flippin, the son of freed slaves, is famous for being the first African American to play football for the University of Nebraska in the 1890’s. He went on to become a doctor in Stromsburg. He was an eloquent speaker on behalf of African American’s everywhere, a world class doctor who delivered babies, healed the sick, and cared for the dying regardless of a families ability to pay. Nelson tells his story, which includes the first civil rights case in Nebraska.



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