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George Jung
08-03-2014, 10:27 AM

Although it seems almost inconceivable today, the University of Nebraska was on the cutting edge of race questions when the football team fielded its first African-American player. That football star would later become a widely respected, almost revered physician in an out-state area where his and his fatherís families were isolated in the preponderantly Swedish community of Stromsburg in Polk County.

Just a good story, staged in my neck of the woods.