Jessica McElrath is the About.com Guide to African American History. She received a juris doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a bachelor's of art in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in California.
Rev. Dale P. Andrews, Ph.D., is the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Boston University's School of Theology, which is where King received his doctorate. Rev. Andrews has received numerous fellowships and awards, and he has authored or coauthored several books and edited volumes. He lives in Boston, MA.