Willi Coleman is Professor Emerita of History, University of Vermont. Her research has appeared in various publications, including Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Rutgers, and University of Massachusetts Press. She has delivered papers throughout the United States and as far away as Argentina, South Africa, Germany, England, and France. The most recent publication is her book ‘Leaping Over The Ocean: Re-Reading Black Women’s Mobility in the 19th and Early 20th Century Trans-Atlantic World.‘ New Academia Publishing, 2021. Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of California. and now resides in Greensboro, N.C.
Born a slave in 1819 in Natchez, Mississippi, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield had little reason to dream of the life that would eventually become her own. Because of a series of unlikely circumstances and her own relentless efforts she would eventually become known as the first … Read MoreElizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1819-1876)