Gerard Aching is professor of Africana and Romance Studies at Cornell University. His collaborative Underground Railroad Research Project informs his new book project, The Promise of Rebirth: A Contemporary Approach to the Underground Railroad.
Douglas V. Armstrong is a professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, where he holds a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship and Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence.
Edward E. Baptist is a professor of history at Cornell University and the author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.
Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and a scholar of American and African American intellectual, cultural and social history.
Fergus M. Bordewich is a historian and author of eight books, including Congress At War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and the author of many articles and books.
Reverend Paul Gordon Carter is site manager for the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York, and pastor of the Frederick Douglass Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Elmira, New York.
Marcia Chatelain is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Anthony Cohen is a nationally known expert on the Underground Railroad and a descendant of freedom seekers. He is the founder and president of the Menare Foundation, located at the Button Farm Living History Center in Maryland.
Angela Crenshaw is a Maryland Park Ranger and former assistant manager of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Church Creek, Maryland.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University and author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge and She Came To Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.
Dr. Marisa Fuentes is the Presidential Term Chair in African American History and associate professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University and author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive.
Adam Goodheart’s most recent book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, was a national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. He also serves as the Hodson Trust-Griswold Director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
Dale Green is a Morgan State University professor of architecture and historic preservation and a vice president and partner of Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates, PC.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she also served as the inaugural Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department. She is the author of eight books including Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.
Fredara Mareva Hadley is an ethnomusicology professor at The Juilliard School.
Chris Haley is director of research for the Maryland State Archive’s Legacy of Slavery in Maryland project.
Karen V. Hill is President and CEO for the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York.
Cheryl LaRoche, PhD, is a historical and archaeological consultant and the author of Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. She is in Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a historian, consultant, and author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero. A leading authority on Harriet Tubman, her work has shaped a number of Tubman historical sites, including Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.
Vincent Leggett is founder and president of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation (BOCF), which documents, promotes, and educates on the significant contributions of African Americans to the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime industries and culture.
Jeff Ludwig is Director of Education at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York.
Kristen T. Oertel is the Mary Frances Barnard Professor of Nineteenth-Century American History at the University of Tulsa and author of Harriet Tubman: Slavery, the Civil War, and Civil Rights in the 19th Century.
Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
Amy Murrell Taylor is the T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and author of Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps as well as The Divided Family in Civil War America.