LISA GAIL COLLINS is an associate professor in art history and Africana studies on the Class of 1951 Chair at Vassar College. She is the author of The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past and Art by African-American Artists: Selections from the 20th Century. She is also coauthor (with Lisa Mintz Messinger) of African-American Artists, 1929–1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
MARGO NATALIE CRAWFORD is an assistant professor of African American literature and culture in the department of English at Indiana University. She is the author of the forthcoming titles Rewriting Blackness: Beyond Authenticity and Hybridity and Mother to Son: Gwendolyn Brooks and Haki Madhubuti.