Albert S. Broussard is professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 1985. Broussard has published five books, Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954, African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963, em>American History: The Early Years to 1877, and The American Republic Since 1877, and The American Vision (co-authored with James McPherson, Alan Brinkley, Joyce Appleby, and Donald Ritchie). He is past president of the Oral History Association and a former chair of the nominating committee of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Broussard is currently writing a history of African Americans in the Far West from 1945 to the present.
George Albert Flippin, born in Point Isable, Ohio, in 1868, was a prominent athlete and physician in Nebraska, who broke racial barriers in collegiate football and medicine for African Americans. The product of an interracial marriage, George’s father, Charles Albert Flippin, had served as a … Read MoreGeorge Albert Flippin (1868-1929)