Helen Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Margaret Allison Bonds and Langston Hughes: Musical-Textual Relationships in the Arts Songs

Richard Courage, PhD, Professor, English Department, Westchester Community College/SUNY, Valhalla, New York

The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1928-1950

Ayesha K. Hardison Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies College of Language Arts and Sciences

Ayesha K. Hardison, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas

Writing Through Jane Crow: Race, Gender, and Genre, 1940-1954

Dr. Hardison wrote a book based on some of the work she did as a BMRC Summer Short Term Fellow titled Writing Through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature. Obtain a copy here.

She recently published an article in 2014 titled Where Author and Auteur Meet: Genre, the Erotic, and Black Female Subjectivity. You can obtain an abstract here. She also published an article in 2013 titled Crossing the Threshold: Zora Neale Hurston, Racial Performance, and Seraph on the Suwanee. Click here to obtain an abstract. Dr. Hardison is currently at work on a literary history of the civil rights movement.

Bonnie Claudia Harrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Kennedy-King College, City Colleges of Chicago

Resisting Change: African Americans, Accommodation, and Conflict in Chicago’s Englewood, 1900-1920

Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries, State University of New York Geneseo, Geneseo, New York

Survey of African American Printmakers 1880 to the Present

Sarah Potter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Family Matters: Domesticity and Everyday Life of Race, Class, and National Belonging in Postwar Chicago

Marcus Shelby, Composer/musician, San Francisco, California

MLK (Oratorio for Jazz Orchestra)