Steve Marantz, author of “The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide”, took the time to join me for an extended conversation about his new book.
Steve & I speak about what it was like growing up in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 1960’s and the integration of the various different communities within Omaha Central High School. We talk about the great high school basketball team led by Dwaine Dillard and explore the other players, their friends and personalities with others around them.
Who knew that a visit by then presidential candidate George Wallace would spark a fury of emotions, violence and strained relationships in a book that brings to the reader a clear picture of the civil rights movement.
It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have Steve join me and I look forward to welcoming him again!
So sit back and explore a great story, with a great author who really gives a vivid recollection of what he experienced around him back in 1968.