Honoring the Legacies of Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson
Barbara RansbyUniversity of Illinois, Chicago
Barbara Ransby is Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is the author of Ella Baker and the Black Radical Tradition and Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.
Jeanne TheoharisBrooklyn College CUNY
Jeanne Theoharis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Her most recent book is The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks which won a 2014 NAACP Image Award. She and Komozi Woodard have edited three collections of new scholarship on the Black Freedom Struggle: Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside of the South, 1940-1980; Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America and Want to Start A Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle with Dayo Gore.
Mary Frances BerryUniversity of Pennsylvania
Mary Frances Berry is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rightsand the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America and Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches from the State House to the White House.