Jacqueline Tobinis the author ofHidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground RailroadandThe Tao of Women. She is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses in writing and research. She has spent the last fifteen years researching and writing on African American Civil War history and uncovering untold stories. Jacqueline lives in Denver with her husband, Stewart, and her dog, Sheba. She has two grown children, Alex and Jasmine, and a son in law, Patrick. Hettie Jones’sseventeen books includeHow I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir of the “Beat Scene”; the poetry collectionDrive,which won the Poetry Society of America’s 1999 Norma Farber Award;Big Star Fallin’ Mama (Five Women in Black Music);andNo Woman, No Cry,a memoir with Bob Marley’s widow, Rita. Jones’s short prose and poetry have appeared in theVillage Voice, theWashington Post,and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at the New School and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.
JACQUELINE TOBIN is a teacher, collector, and writer of women's stories. She lives in Colorado. RAYMOND DOBARD, Ph.D., is an art history professor at Howard University and a nationally known African-American quilter. He lives in Washington, D.C.