michael t. bernath is the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor in American History at the University of Miami. He is the author of Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South (2010).
m. scott heerman is assistant professor of history at the University of Miami. He is the author of The Alchemy of Slavery: Human Bondage and Emancipation in the Illinois Country 1730-1865 (2018).
lisset marie pino received her BA from Cornell University in 2017 and is currently a student at Yale Law School, with her JD expected in 2020.
john fabian witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, professor of history, and head of Davenport College, Yale University.
stephen kantrowitz, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is author of Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000) and More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (2012).
evelyn atkinson is a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation and a PhD candidate in History at the University of Chicago. She received her JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
christopher w. schmidt is professor and associate dean for faculty at Chicago–Kent College of Law, a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, and editor of Law & Social Inquiry. He is the author of The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era (2018).