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Martha Hodes Appointed Interim Director for Two Years

Martha Hodes, Professor of History at New York University, has been appointed for a two-year term as Interim Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, beginning September 2021.

Duke Richey Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Duke Richey of McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been named a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2021 National History Teach of the Year Award. To read an interview with Duke and the other finalists, visit here.

Donald Spivey’s Book on Satchel Paige Acquired for Media Development

Donald Spivey’s biography of Satchel Paige, If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige, has been acquired by Apple Studios for media development. Apple Studios hopes to use Professor Spivey’s book as the source material for a drama series on the history of the Negro League Baseball, with Satchel Paige’s life serving as the backdrop. The project “comes from Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Mandalay’s Peter Guber, and Oscar nominee Ron Shelton, who is behind such sports film classics as Bull Durham and White Men Can’t Jump.”