Shakeema Smalls is a teaching artist and writer living in Washington, DC. She has been published in various journals such as Phat’titude Literary, Blackberry, and Tidal Basin Review.
Anton House is a graduate student of Howard University. He received his Masters of the Arts degree in U.S. History from Howard in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside where he majored in History and double minored in Ethnic Studies and Political Science. He is currently the President Zeta Gamma chapter, Phi Alpha Theta National History Society and a first year doctoral student in U.S. History at Howard University. Anton’s concentration is on twentieth century United States History. Among his areas of focus are migration and urbanization, the formation of gangs, the Black Power Movement, the Crack Epidemic, and mass incarceration.
Moderator: E. Ethelbert Miller, IPS Board Chair and Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University.