Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre is a professional writer and editor for organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she is a former Foreign Service officer and staff writer for the Washington … Continue reading Women’s History Month: From the Desk of Paula Whitacre
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Black Bruins by James W. Johnson (Nebraska, 2018). About the Book: The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Black Bruins!
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in February. Jackson Adams: I’ve been fascinated by colonial America since reading A People’s … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Creek Nation, Local Legends, and other February Books
Moments of Impact: Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football (Nebraska, 2016) by Jaime Schultz tells the stories of Jack Trice, Ozzie Simmons, and Johnny Bright—all African-American football players at Iowa institutions in the early twentieth century—and examines how the … Continue reading New in Paperback: Moments of Impact
Below is an excerpt from Shades of Gray: Writing the New American Multiracialism by Molly Littlewood McKibbin (December 2018). This book is the newest title in the Borderlands and Transcultural Studies series. From Chapter Three “Black Like Me”: Negotiating Blackness … Continue reading Excerpt: Shades of Gray
Brian G. Shellum is a retired army officer and former historian and intelligence officer with the Department of Defense. He is the author of Black Cadet in a White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point (Nebraska, 2006) and Black Officer in a Buffalo … Continue reading From the Desk of Brian Shellum: Telling Their Stories
The following is an excerpt from The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast (June 2018) by Amy Essington. From Chapter 3: John Ritchey Integrates the San Diego Padres, 1948 While California and Oregon delayed ratifying … Continue reading EXCERPT: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League
The following is an excerpt from She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Civil Rights Pioneer (Potomac Books, 2015) by Diane Kiesel. Prologue The posters went up in churches, on crepe myrtle trees, and along rotting walls of one- … Continue reading Excerpt: She Can Bring Us Home
The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research