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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:

  • 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!
  • Johnson flyerFinally, 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.
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