Eve Wade is Assistant Professor of history at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. The native of Chicago, Illinois specializes in the black experience from the antebellum period through the Great Migration. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Wade has authored literature documenting the African American experience for the Journal of Mississippi History titled “Contested Space: Mississippi Runaway Slave Advertisements, Violence, and the Body” as well as an entry on the late Peggy Jean Connor for the Mississippi Encyclopedia. In addition to teaching, the Chicago, Illinois native is working on a book-length manuscript that documents the rise of the southern Black Metropolis.
Dr. Christopher Barnes is a Hannah Gray Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology. Presently, he is one of a few talented African American scientists working to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the coronavirus. Barnes’ contribution is the result of an early, and lasting, interest … Read MoreChristopher Barnes (1986- )