Meg Greene holds an MA in American history from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MS in historic preservation from the University of Vermont. She contributed to Black America: A State-By-State Historical Encyclopedia and Dictionary of American History, 3rd Edition. She is also a descendant of Founding Father Benjamin Harrison.
Paula M. Stathakis has a PhD in American history from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Stathakis has served on the history faculty at several colleges and universities, including Belmont Abbey College, University of South Carolina, and University of North Carolina. She has also served as editor of the online journal The Hornets' Nest, and served as a consultant for an Emmy Award–winning television documentary on immigration.