Will Guzmán is an assistant vice chancellor of International Affairs and Community Engagement at North Carolina Central University in Durham. A Florida A&M University alumnus, he is the inaugural Texas Tech University Press Afro-Texans series editor, granted a National Humanities Center fellowship, and won the C. Calvin Smith book prize for Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands. He writes on African American history after 1865 and Afro-Puerto Rican history after 1873.
Currently, Will is coediting Maceo C. Dailey’s Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine; Florida’s Black Power Movement; ‘The Hill’ We Climbed; 1876: Prairie View, The University on a Hill; and writing the biography of legendary civil rights and criminal defense New Jersey counsellor Raymond A. Brown: Black Power’s Attorney. A graduate of Passaic High, Will earned a Ph.D. in Borderlands History from the University of Texas–El Paso.