Jack M Silverstein, our incredible Chicago Bears historian, has been named a finalist for a 2019 Peter Lisagor Award for his Windy City Gridiron article titled, Throwback: The truth about George Halas and the NFL’s ban on black players.
He’s one of three finalists for Best Sports Story in the Non-Daily Newspaper, Magazine or Newspaper Magazine category, along with Sal Barry of Hockey News and Karie Angell Luc from Pioneer Press Chicago Tribune.
The Lisagors are an annual celebration of the best journalism produced throughout the region, spanning all mediums including print, radio, television and digital.
For the full list of finalists you can go click over to the Chicago Headline Club.
I know I speak for the entire staff at WCG, as well as all of SB Nation, in saying that we couldn’t be prouder or happier for Jack, and we wish him the best of luck in taking home the prestigious Award which will be announced next month.
Jack’s knowledge of sports history doesn’t stop with the Bears, as he is currently hard at work on a book about the Chicago Bulls titled, 6 Rings: The Bulls, The City, and the Dynasty that Changed the Game. You can learn more about that project by subscribing to his newsletter here and by following him on Twitter @readjack.