JerriAnne Boggis is Director of the Harriet Wilson Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Harriet Wilson and her literary work. Eve Allegra Raimon is Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southern Maine and author of The "Tragic Mulatta" Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth Century Antislavery Literature (2004). Barbara A. White is Professor Emerita of Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire and author of The Beecher Sisters (2003). Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is W. E. B. Dubois Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.