‘Delay of Game’ exhibit captures history of African American Packers players


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — As the Green Bay Packers celebrates 100 years of football this season, the Neville Public Museum is telling the story of a shorter history surrounding Packers football.

In 1950, Bob Mann made history with the Green Bay Packers after becoming the team’s first African-American player.

“He contributed what he had to give for the purpose and it worked out well,” said Vera Mann, Bob Mann’s wife.

“You might go to schools or you might go to parties where there aren’t many minorities, but to literally be the only one playing, the only one in town, I think that’s a huge responsibility,” said Marilyn Matthews, Bob Mann’s daughter.

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