Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a National Book Award Finalist in Nonfiction and an expert in African American history and culture from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Dunbar received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Dunbar’s writing for outlets such as the New York Times, The Nation, TIME, Essence, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, her commentary in media outlets such as CNN and the LA Times, and her appearances in documentaries such as “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” as well as “The Abolitionists” an American Experience production on PBS, place her as a leading scholar of African American and women’s history. She is currently writing a book about Black women and the Civil war.