Football players who broke color barrier talk about past
April 16, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The black-and-white photo of Dick Soergel popped onto the screen, a football raised above his blond head of hair, a pose struck for the high school yearbook six decades ago.
He chuckled at the image.
So did Russell Perry.
"Oh, Dick," Perry said to his friend.
But a few minutes later, it was Perry's turn to see a high school version of himself on the screen. The photo captured him midair, a football cocked behind his black head of hair.
Now grey of hair and slow of step, both men smiled as they sat beside each other in a small room at Mid-America Christian University....