Valerie Cooper, author of Word, Like Fire: Maria Stewart, the Bible, and the Rights of African Americans, is an associate professor of Religious Studies at UVa. In her work, she examines issues of religion, race, and society.
Wayne Dawkins, author of City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn, is assistant professor of journalism at Hampton University in Virginia. He is also author of Rugged Waters and The NABJ Story.
Anne Pruitt-Logan, author of Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe, is Professor Emerita of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State University, and prior to that Professor at Case Western Reserve University.