Willi Coleman is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. She has an undergraduate from San Francisco State University, an M.A. degree from University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine. She has written a number of articles and essays on 19th Century African American Women. Her most current publication is " '…like hot lead to pour on the Americans: Sarah Parker Remond and the International Fight Against Slavery." in Stewart James & Kish Sklar, Sisterhood and Slavery: International Antislavery and Women's Rights (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006).
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)