5/9/2019 - 5/31/2019
Speaker Series: Mark Ocegueda on Mexican-American Baseball in Sacramento
Join the Center for Sacramento History at 7 pm on Thursday, May 30, for our latest Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Mark Ocegueda, assistant professor of U.S. and Mexican-American history at Sacramento State, who will present on his recently released photo-documentary book Mexican-American Baseball in Sacramento. The book connects stories of athletes, teams, and their community to a broader Mexican-American history, with a focus on the celebration of ethnic identity and community solidarity that baseball provided to Sacramento’s Mexican-American community. Dr. Ocegueda, will also discuss the exhibit he curated with the Center for Sacramento History, Campo de Sueños: Mexican American Baseball History in Sacramento, and how this project fits into a larger special collections initiative to document the history of Mexican-American communities through the Latino Baseball History Project. He will also sign books.
Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton Collection finding aid online
The complete finding aid for the Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton Collection is now online. The collection contains material related to Jeanne and Ellie’s holy union ceremony, which was conducted in 1999 by Methodist clergy against the church’s ban on performing same-sex unions.