Bijan Bayne

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Bijan C. Bayne is an award-winning Washington-based freelance writer, and author of Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball, which was named to the Suggested Reading List of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. The book is also cited in Booktalks Plus: Motivating Teens to Read by Lucy Schall. In July 2002, Bayne, who speaks Spanish, won the Robert Peterson Research Award for his presentation The Struggle of the Latin American Ballplayer, given at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. He is a founding member of the tourism consulting group The Travel Educators ( He served on the editorial board of Hotel Executive magazine. He has written biographies for volumes such as Great Athletes (Second Revised Edition, Salem Press, Sept. 2009), The Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball (McFarland 2006), the African American National Biography (Oxford University Press, Jan. 2008). In addition to being a frequent travel radio commentator, Bayne's travel articles have appeared in AAA Horizons, Family Digest, Atlanta Goodlife, Ohio magazine, Family Digest, Arringtons Inn Traveler, View On Travel, and Hotel Executive. On April 14, 2011, The Jackie Robinson Society of The George Washington University honored Bayne with ??a teaching award in appreciation of your many years of special contribution to GW students through your participation in the Jackie Robinson Lecture Series and the class, ?Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports, And The American Dream?.

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