Independent Historian

Tisa M. Anders is an independent historian and Founder/CEO of Writing the World, LLC in Denver, Colorado. She received her Ph.D. in Religion and Social Change with history as her foundational discipline at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology. Additional educational achievements include her B.A. and M.S. from University of Nebraska at Omaha and Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. She has authored numerous book reviews on history and international relations along with chapters for anthologies on Mexico-US Migration with a focus on the Betabeleros (Mexican and Mexican-American beet workers) in Western Nebraska. Anders specializes in agricultural history, 19th century US reform movements, and oral history. She is completing her book-length manuscript on 19th century US activist/author, Lydia Maria Child, as well as journal articles on Junius G. Groves (1859-1925), African American farmer and entrepreneur from Kansas.

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) (1990- )

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), founded in 1990, is one of the earliest and highly regarded LGBTI (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Intersex) advocacy organizations in Southern Africa. GALZ is the country’s only gay rights group and the first one in the nation to start HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns. The … Read MoreGays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) (1990- )

Sylvia Rhue (1947- )

Sylvia Rhue is a distinguished writer, religious scholar, documentarian, and public speaker. She has engaged in significant work in religious communities around lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) rights and sexuality as well as co-produced an award-winning documentary. Rhue was born to Canadian-immigrant parents in 1947 in Pasadena, California. … Read MoreSylvia Rhue (1947- )

Combahee River Collective (1974-1980)

The Combahee River Collective, founded by black feminists and lesbians in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974, was best known for its Combahee River Collective Statement. This document was one of the earliest explorations of the intersection of multiple oppressions, including racism and heterosexism. For the first … Read MoreCombahee River Collective (1974-1980)

Junius George Groves (1859-1925)

Junius G. Groves, a successful, self-educated farmer, landowner, and entrepreneur, became one of the most prosperous African American men in the early twentieth century. He was born enslaved on April 12, 1859 in Green County, Kentucky.  His parents were Martin Groves and Mary Anderson Groves. … Read MoreJunius George Groves (1859-1925)