Hogan, Lawrence D. 1944-
Hogan, Lawrence D. 1944-
PERSONAL: Born 1944.
ADDRESSES: Office—Union County College, Economics-Government-History, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Union County College, Cranford, NJ, senior professor of history. Consultant to books, documentaries, and exhibits, including for the African-American baseball exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
AWARDS, HONORS: Award of Recognition, New Jersey Historical Commission.
A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, 1919-1945, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Rutherford, NJ), 1984, enlarged and expanded edition, St. Johann Press (Haworth, NJ), 2002.
Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball, foreword by Jules Ty-giel, National Geographic Society (Washington, DC), 2006.
SIDELIGHTS: Lawrence D. Hogan is a history professor who specializes in African-American history. His expertise in the subject has made him a sought-after consultant for museum exhibits, documentaries, and books. Hogan is the author of A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, 1919-1945 and Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball. The latter is the result of Hogan’s work on an African-American baseball exhibit for the National Baseball Hall of Fame that covers the century from 1860 to 1960. The book is a comprehensive look at African Americans from before the Negro Leagues through the breaking of the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It includes detailed statistics, player profiles of such famous men as Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, and analyses of the African-American baseball player within his socioeconomic times. Hogan describes many of the teams’ histories as well, including the Kansas City Monarchs, Chicago American Giants, and Homestead Grays. Interesting trivia is offered, as well, such as the fact that when the Negro League teams played the all-white major league teams during the off season, the former won 60 percent of the time.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, November, 2006, C.J. Lamb, review of Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball, p. 521.
Journal of American History, September, 1984, review of A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, 1919-1945, p. 412.
Tribune Books (Chicago, IL), April 8, 2007, review of Shades of Glory, p. 9.
Washington Post Book World, June 4, 2006, Chris King, review of Shades of Glory, p. 8.*