Amy Essington

Academic Historian

Amy Essington graduated from Claremont Graduate University after completing her dissertation, "Segregation, Race, and Baseball: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League, 1948-1952." She is a lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Los Angeles City College. Her article "Baseball on the Pacific Coast: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League," appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Journal of the West. She authored "’She Loved Baseball’: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues," published in Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (McFarland, 2001). Amy has presented, written encyclopedia entries, and book reviews on topics of social history, race, and baseball. She is the executive director of the Historical Society of Southern California

Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat (1957- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Born in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in 1957, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1975. Thinking she might teach overseas, Bernicat earned a teaching credential in social sciences at the … Read MoreMarcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat (1957- )

Linda Thomas-Greenfield (1952- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Born in Baker, Louisiana circa 1952, Linda Thomas-Greenfield graduated from a segregated high school in 1970. The first in her family to graduate from high school, Thomas-Greenfield saw the local Peace Corps training center, which trained volunteers for work in Somalia … Read MoreLinda Thomas-Greenfield (1952- )

Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis (1961- )

Carl Lewis was a successful track and field athlete whose career spanned two decades from 1979 to 1997. He won ten medals as a member of five Olympic teams and won ten World Championship medals. Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 1, 1961, … Read MoreFrederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis (1961- )