DR. DEBORAH GRAY WHITE is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the award-winning author and editor of several books including Ar’n’t I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Norton, 1985); Too Heavy A Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 (UNC, 1999); Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (UNC, 2008); Let My People Go: African Americans 1800-1865 (Oxford, 1999); Freedom on my Mind: A History of African Americans (Bedford/St. Martins, 2012); Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History (Rutgers, 2016); and Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March (Illinois, 2017). Dr. White is a leading scholar of African American history and has been awarded from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center.