Throwback Thursday: Johnny Rodgers

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s #throwback features Husker football great Johnny Rodgers alongside civil rights activist Charles B. Washington. This 7″x5″ black and white photograph was taken at the presentation ceremony for the Heisman Trophy in 1972 when the award was presented to Johnny Rodgers.

This image is provided and owned by Omaha Public Library. Items in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,100 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area. Also included is the Charles B. Washington Collection, comprising items relating to his life.

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