Erin K. Robinson started her creative journey making costumes for television and movies in Los Angeles before returning to New York to design for children’s wear companies, such as the Gap and The Children’s Place, before re-inventing herself and venturing into the illustration world. Her work can be found in many well-known newspapers and magazines, and in her first fully illustrated book, Brave Black First: 50 African American Women Who Changed the World, with Crown Books and the Smithsonian NMAAHC. She divides her time between New York City and Washington, D.C.
Jamon Jordan is an educator, writer, and historian. Jamon has been a teacher and researcher of African and African American history for more than 20 years. He is founder and CEO ofBlack Scroll Network History & Tours in Detroit, where he leads tours and presentations on African and African American history. He also serves as the President of the Detroit branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH Detroit), and on the Board of Trustees for the Historical Society of Michigan. Jamon has been featured on CBS Radio, NPR, C-SPAN, CNN, and the History Channel.
Michael Harriot is the senior writer at TheRoot.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC and CNN, and earned the National Association of Black Journalists Award for digital commentary, as well as TV writing. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Auburn University and a Masters in Macroeconomics from Florida State University. His book, BlackAF History, will be released in the spring of 2021.
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