JULIET E. K. WALKER, Ph.D., an award-winning historian, is a Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Radcliffe Bunting Institute, and the Princeton University Davis Center and a Senior Fulbright in South Africa. She is the author or editor of four books including The History of Black Business in America, and Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier, with articles in the Business History Review, Journal of Negro History, New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, and other scholarly journals and books.
SOL AHIARAH is a Professor in the Department of Business, Buffalo State College.
RICHARD F. AMERICA, M.B.A., is a Lecturer, School of Business Administration, Georgetown University.
NICOLE DENISE ANDERSON is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
EDWARD M. APY is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate.
TIMOTHY BATES is a Professor of Economics and Dean of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, Wayne State University.
DAVID T. BEITO is a Professor in the Department of History, University of Alabama.