Join us for an evening with author Dirk Chatelain, Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kearney Public Library. He will discuss the making of the series and some of the stories and photos he uncovered. The book and newspaper series chronicle the rise of North Omaha and the generation of athletes it spawned in the 1950s and ’60s, including greats like Bob Boozer, Bob Gibson, Gale Sayers, Roger Sayers, Johnny Rodgers, Ron Boone and Marlin Briscoe. Originally shared in pieces, but are now compiled into a single book that tells the story of these heroes of 1968 – available for sale that night. This program is presented in partnership with the Kearney Hub.
The library is located at 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE.