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More Than Football: George Flippin’s Stromsburg Years

November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

George Flippin is famous for being the first African American to play football for Nebraska in the 1890’s and is in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. After completing his medical degree, George became a doctor in Stromsburg, a white, mostly Swedish community, from 1900-1929. He joined the medical practice of his father Charles, an ex-slave. Flippin’s story also includes race relations, civil rights trials, and conflicts with the KKK in central Nebraska.

Kathy Nelson is the author of the book More Than Football: George Flippin’s Stromsburg Years, which has been selected as one of the 150 notable Nebraska books celebrating Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. Nelson is part of the Humanities Nebraska Speaker’s Bureau.


November 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Alliance Public Library
1750 Sweetwater Ave
Alliance, NE 69301 United States
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