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Earliest documented Black lacrosse player lived in Kearney

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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KEARNEY — Dr. Nathan Tye, assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, will present a Fabulous Friday lecture at 2 p.m. June 14 at the Trails & Rails Museum’s Family History Center at 710 W 11th St. Tye will talk about Albert Frederick Lewis, the earliest documented Black lacrosse player, and the forgotten history of lacrosse in turn-of-the-century Nebraska. Lewis immigrated to Kearney from Ontario in 1892 and opened a laundry business. He also arrived with a young family, a lacrosse stick and athletic fame. Lewis...

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