Sharon Beckford-Foster, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Richard Wright and His Modeling of West Indians as Modern Citizens

Michael Bramwell, Visual Artist, Cary, North Carolina

Rough Trade: Representations of Slavery in Contemporary Visual Art

Gianpaolo Chiriacu, Musicologist, Leece, Italy

Field Hollers and Cries: the Persistence of Archaic Forms of African-American Compositions

Spencer Dew, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Iowa State University

Engaged Journalism and Popular Religion: Moorish Science and the Chicago Defender in the 1920s and 1930s

Olivia Duval, Vocal Performer, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts

Classical Vocal Music by Black Composers

Mitsutoshi Inaba, Ethnomusicologist, Eugene, Oregon

John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, an Oral History

Earnest L. Perry, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, School of Journalism, University of Missouri

Voice of Consciousness: The African American Press during World War II

Ibram X. Kendi (H. Rogers), Assistant Professor, African American History, State University New York, Oneonta

The Black Campus Movement: A Historical Analysis of the Struggle to Diversify Higher Education, 1965-1972

Cauleen Smith, PhD, Acting Associate Professor, Media Arts, University of California, San Diego

The Solar Flare Arkestral Marching Band Project

Christina Maria Zanfagna, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Santa Clara University

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels: Race, Rap, and Religion in the American Metropolis