Dr. Kerri Greenidge is the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, about a Black radical activist and journalist in New England at the turn of the 20th century. She received her Doctorate in American Studies from Boston University. She has taught at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Emerson College. Her work includes historical research for the Wiley-Blackwell Anthology of African-American Literature, the Oxford African American Studies Center, and PBS. She is currently interim Director of American Studies at Tufts University, and co-director of the African American Trail Project at the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.