shennette garrett-scott is an associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of the award-winning Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal, published by Columbia University Press in 2019. Follow her on Twitter at @EbonRebel.
rachel gelfand is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interdisciplinary book project, Nobody’s Baby: Queer Intergenerational Memory and Methods, applies a queer analysis to modes of memory transmission and examines oral history, archives, and visual art.
hilary n. green is associate professor of history in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. For the 2020–2021 academic year, she is the Vann Professor of Ethics in Society at Davidson College. She earned her PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865–1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016) and the creator of the Hallowed Grounds Project (2015 to present).
dr. cynthia r. greenlee is a historian, writer, and editor at Colorlines. In 2020, she won a James Beard Foundation Award for food writing, and she’s coauthor of The Echoing Ida Collection, an anthology of Black writing about reproductive and social justice (forthcoming January 2021). Read more of her work at cynthiagreenlee.com.
perla m. guerrero is associate professor of American studies and US Latina/o studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research and teaching interests include relational race and ethnicity with a focus on Latinxs and Asian Americans, space and place, immigration and legality, labor, and US and Mexican history. She has received multiple awards, including a Ford postdoctoral fellowship and two Smithsonian Institution postdoctoral fellowships at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). She is the author of Nuevo South: Latina/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place and is working on a manuscript titled “Deportation’s Aftermath and Making a Life in Exile.”
beth kruse is a PhD candidate at the University of Mississippi. Her research focus is Civil War memory and military prisons. She examines survival techniques of Black and white prisoners of war and the women who aided them.
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adriane lentz-smith is associate professor of history and African American studies at Duke University. Her scholarly interests include twentieth-century United States history, the Black freedom struggle, and history as creative nonfiction. The author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, she lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her family.
maggie loredo was born in San Luis Potosí, México, and migrated undocumented to the United States as an infant with her family. In 2008, she was forced to “voluntarily” return to Mexico. She has been active in the deportee and returnee community since 2013, serving as a spokesperson, participating in numerous translocal academic spaces and international media, and contributing in 2014 to Los Otros Dreamers, coauthored by Jill Anderson and Nin Solis. In 2015, she cofounded the Mexican nonprofit ODA Otros Dreams en Acción, where she serves as codirector. Maggie continues her activism as part of a growing exile community that continues to live away from their families and homes.
andrea morales is a documentary photographer and journalist, born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Miami, Florida. In her work, she focuses on adding glimpses of daily life to the record. She is currently a producer at the Southern Documentary Project, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
rhondalyn k. peairs is a master’s candidate in southern studies at the University of Mississippi. Her previous and current research focuses on the resiliency and agency of African American landowners in Mississippi and, more specifically, the Mississippi Hill Country. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an iconic Hill Country native, has been central to that research for over twenty years.
gregory samantha rosenthal is assistant professor of history at Roanoke College and cofounder of the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project. They are currently completing a book...