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1VERNEY_pages:Layout 1 10/7/09 11:54 AM Page 298 CONTRIBUTORS BEVERLY BUNCH-LYONS is an associate professor of history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, National Capital Region. She is the author of Contested Terrain, and her articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, the International Journal of the Humanities, the Magazine of History, and the Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America. NAKEINA DOUGLAS is assistant professor at the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute,Virginia Commonwealth University.She is a doctoral candidate at the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a graduate research assistant at theVirginia Tech Race and Social Policy Research Center. ADAM FAIRCLOUGH is a professor of American history at the University of Leiden. He has many highly acclaimed publications in the field of African American history.They include To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.; Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, –; Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow; Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, –; and A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South. ANDREW M. FEARNLEY is a lecturer at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His doctoral thesis looks at how the discipline of American psychiatry conceptualized the issue of race and more broadly plots a history of racial thought within the country’s biological and human sciences.He wrote his M.Phil.on the Cleveland branch of the NAACP.  1VERNEY_pages:Layout 1 10/7/09 11:54 AM Page 299 PATRICK FLACK is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he is currently studying for a Ph.D.under the supervision of Professor Tony Badger. His research topic is racial identity and racial conflict in interwar Detroit. SIMON HALL is a senior lecturer in American history at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the s. He has published numerous essays and journal articles on the civil rights movement, Black Power, and student radicalism in America during the s. Simon is currently writing a book on popular protest and political dissent in the United States since the mid-s. JOHN A. KIRK is a professor in American history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock,Arkansas, –,which was awarded the  J. G. Ragsdale Book Award from the Arkansas Historical Association; Martin Luther King,Jr.; and Beyond Little Rock: The Origins and Legacies of the Central High Crisis. He has also edited two books: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement: Controversies and Debates and An Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis. GEORGE LEWIS is a reader in American history at the University of Leicester. He is author of The White South and the Red Menace: Segregationists, Anticommunism and Massive Resistance, – and Massive Resistance: White Resistance to the Civil Rights Movement. Other recent publications include articles in the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of American Studies, and the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. PETER J. LING is a professor in American studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Martin Luther King, Jr. and coeditor of Gender and the Civil Rights Movement. He has conducted research at the King Center, Howard University, and other Movement archives, and is currently completing an essay collection, King in Comparative Perspective, and beginning a new research project on social capital and the civil rights movement.  Contributors 1VERNEY_pages:Layout 1 10/7/09 11:54 AM Page 300 CHRISTOPHER R. REED is professor emeritus of American history in the Department of History, Art History and Philosophy, Roosevelt University, Chicago. He is author of The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, –, the only known complete history of a branch; All the World Is Here; The Black Presence at White City, Black Chicago’s First Century, –, and Black Chicago’s Second Century, –. YVONNE RYAN is a Ph.D. candidate working with Professor Adam Fairclough at the University of Leiden. Her thesis on the leadership of Roy Wilkins will be completed in . She holds an M.A. in United States Studies from the Institute of U.S.Studies,University of London. LEE SARTAIN is a senior lecturer in American history at the University of Portsmouth. His first book, Invisible Activists: Women of...


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