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Turtle Soup - "Cleveland Abbott"

February 8, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering. This week's soup is creamy potato.

This week, Bruce Danielson presents, "Cleveland Abbott: What one person can do to change the world."

This is a bit of hidden history. South Dakota's own Cleveland "Cleve" Abbott was hired by Booker T. Washington in 1913 to coach football at Tuskegee Institute. Abbott paved a way and created opportunities for many who would never have had a chance, using the education and skills honed in South Dakota.

He was more than one of America's great coaches; Abbott was a doer who could make the world a better place against all odds. This principled man of firsts created a successful model for the modern NCAA to be open to all races.

Presenter Bruce Danielson says that Abbott - a WWI veteran - is the champion we all should know, appreciate and honor. 

In 2018, Danielson joined a small group of South Dakota advocates to successfully secure the induction of Abbott into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Danielson is a Sioux Falls research consultant, specializing in data management. A lifelong history buff, civil rights and open government advocate, Danielson works to give everyone a chance to learn, to participate and to vote through information. 
Admission for 
Turtle Soup is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 394-6923 to reserve seats. 

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