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24TH & GLORY: PART FIVE

'A terrible injustice' against Tech High fueled North Omaha's escalating fight against racism

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1962 Tech High basketball team photo

Heartbreak was just around the corner for the 1962 Omaha Tech basketball team. Believed to be the best team in Nebraska — led by then-junior stars Joe Williams, No. 32, and Fred Hare, No. 24 — the Trojans got caught up in a historically controversial state championship game that sent ripples through North Omaha.

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