A Conversation with Andrea Williams, Author, ‘Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues’ & Special Guest, Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum




Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams is an author, journalist and editor. Prior to turning to writing full-time she worked in marketing and development for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Besides her book, Baseball’s Leading Lady, Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues. Andrea is the best-selling author of the children’s book, We Are Family co-authored with Lebron James. She now lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and four children.



Bob Kendrick

Bob Kendrick is the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Globe named Bob on their list of “100 Most Influential African-Americans in Greater Kansas City” in 2009 and he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. He attended Park College on a Baseball scholarship and earned his BA in Communication Arts.



Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator.

He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings.

In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents.

Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran.

Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.