As I work feverishly on my next book–how an African American physician led the effort to integrate Major League Baseball’s spring training in Florida–I’ve neglected, with regret, my blog.
Here are the latest happenings:
- I’m scheduled to deliver another book talk about Alex Haley in my hometown, Castro Valley, California, on Saturday, June 20. The lecture is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State East Bay (CSUEB). The talk begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at Baywood Court Retirement Center. Stay tuned for more details…
- In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its publication, the Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley will be reissued in May. Click here for the story.
- Alex Haley’s Roots is now available at the followingeBooksellers:
- And if you prefer to take it out on loan, have your local library request it. Santa Clara County Library District, for example, made it available, and I was pleased to see it was checked out!
- Finally, my father, Professor Emeritus Gerald S. Henig, who taught Civil War and Reconstruction studies for nearly 40 years, is back on the lecture circuit. He’ll be delivering a talk on the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He will focus on “Lincoln’s Successor, Andrew Johnson: States Right’s Advocate or White Supremacist?” The talk will be held on Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at California State University, East Bay, Hayward Campus in the Library. The event is free and open to the public. In case you’re wondering, yes, he ignited my initial interest in African American history.