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  • Contributors

Erik S. McDuffie is an Associate Professor in African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism (Duke UP, 2011), which won the Wesley-Logan Prize from the Association of American Historians and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in 2012, and was the co-winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians in 2011. Currently, he is working on a book tentatively titled Garveyism in the Heartland: Black Internationalism in the Diasporic Midwest. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his family.

Seth A. Markle is an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College. He received his PhD in History from New York University. His current book project examines the impact of Tanzanian nationalism on the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in the United States.

Njoroge Njoroge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa. He is currently working on a forthcoming book entitled Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Memory, History and Myth in the Circum-Caribbean.

Khary Polk is an Assistant Professor of Black Studies & Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College. Polk received his PhD in American Studies from New York University, and is currently writing a book on race, sexuality, and African American soldiers abroad. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Alex Segal is a Lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University. He has a particular interest in the relationship between literature and philosophy. He has published essays on Johnson, Conrad, Proust, Paul Auster, F. R. Leavis, Paul de Man, Lyotard, and Raimond Gaita.

Jamie J. Wilson is an Associate Professor of History at Salem State University. He writes on twentieth century African American politics and culture, and is the author of Building a Healthy Black Harlem: Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression (Cambria, 2009) and Civil Rights Movement (Greenwood/Landmarks of the American Mosaic, 2013). [End Page 646]

Komozi Woodard is the Esther Raushenbush Professor of History, Public Policy and Africana Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. Earning a PhD in History at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Woodard served on the Board of Directors of the Urban History Association; edited a few African American newspapers and cultural journals as well as Black Arts Movement archives; directed an international news service and a radio news program; and published hundreds of news and scholarly articles as well as six books, including these: A Nation within a Nation: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black Power Politics (U of North Carolina P, 1999); The Making of the New Ark (Pennsylvania, 1991); The Black Power Movement: Amiri Baraka from Black Arts to Black Radicalism (UP of America, 2000); Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940–1980 (with Jeanne Theoharis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America (with Jeanne Theoharis, NYU, 2005); and Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle (with Jeanne Theoharis and Dayo F. Gore, NYU, 2009). Before becoming a college professor, Komozi Woodard began as an anti-war, anti-draft, civil rights & black power activist and journalist. [End Page 647]