Black History Month originates from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s national Negro History Week initially founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. The celebration was later officially proclaimed by President Gerald Ford as … Continue reading Black History Month Reading List
Based on the recommendations from major outlets like CNN and Forbes, BookAuthority has recently released a list of the 100 Best Baseball Books of All Time, and UNP had a great showing on the list. Take a look at these … Continue reading Best Baseball Books of All Time
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910–1942 (Potomac Books, 2018) by Brian G. Shellum. About the Book: African … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia
Professional sports are a celebrated American tradition. As a result, professional athletes are often held up as heroes and role models, idolized for their actions in the game and held to certain standards in their outside lives. This treatment of … Continue reading Facing Race in the NBA and NFL
David Naze is the dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College. His book Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy is available now. What Would Jackie Robinson Think? In April 2019, Chicago White … Continue reading From the Desk of David Naze: What Would Jackie Robinson Think?
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June 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