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No 19 (2011)
Nkiru Nzegwu, Professor of Africana Studies and Editor of JENdA, Binghamton University.
Helen Dennis, grandmother of filmmaker Michael Dennis, and former domestic worker.
Roxane Gay, Assistant Professor of English, Eastern Illinois University, and co-editor of PANK.
Valerie Boyd, Associate Professor in Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence.
Susannah Bartlow, Director of the Women's Center and Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies, Dickinson College.
Ulli K. Ryder, Ph.D, writer and lecturer in History and Africana Studies at Simmons College and Visiting Scholar at Brown University.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Oklahoma.
Rosa Pegueros, Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Rhode Island.
Ida E. Jones, National Director of the Association of Black Women Historians and Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University and Lifetime Member of the Association of Black Women Historians.
Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin and Lifetime Member of the Association of Black Women Historians.
Tiffany M. Gill, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin and Lifetime Member of the Association of Black Women Historians.
Kali Nicole Gross, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin and Lifetime Member of the Association of Black Women Historians.
Janice Sumler-Edmond, Professor of History, African American History, and Constitutional History and Law at Huston-Tillotson University, past National Director and Lifetime Member of the Association of Black Women Historians.
Vanessa H. May, Assistant Professor, History Department, Seton Hall University.
Duchess Harris, Associate Professor of American Studies, Macalester College, and Adjunct Professor of Race and the Law, William Mitchell College of Law.
Jannifer McAdoo, blogger and retired public librarian.
Katelin Hansen, Founder of By Their Strange Fruit.
Lasana Kazembe, doctoral candidate in Education, University of Illinois, the Executive Director for Vision of Bridge Educational Services, an educational consulting firm in Chicago.
Stephanie Crumpton, doctoral candidate, Columbia Theological Seminary, founder of SMC Association LLC, and lead consultant for the Interfaith Initiative on Domestic Violence Response for Georgia Commission on Family Violence Fatality Review.
Rebecca Sharpless, Associate Professor of History, Texas Christian University.
Linda A. Bell, Emerita Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women's Studies Institute, Georgia State University.
Angela M. Nelson, Associate Professor of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University.
Ellen Moody, Lecturer in English, George Mason University.
Moira Amado-McCoy, Ph.D, President of Kairos Communication Architects.
Janell Hobson, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, SUNY Albany.
W. Ralph Eubanks, Director of Publishing, Library of Congress.
Michael J. Dennis, filmmaker and founder of Reelblack.
Trysh Travis, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Florida.
Shydel James, actor, writer, blogger and creator of The Urbane Urbanite.
First Historical Account from an unnamed African-American Woman domestic worker.
Second Historical Account from Nancy Bostick De Saussure, daughter of prominent plantation owner.