"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."
- Written by Dirk Chatelain