Hasan Kwame Jeffries is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. in American history with a specialization in African American history from Duke University in 2002. He is the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt (NYU Press, 2009). Hasan resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Rashida and daughters Asha, Aliyana, and A’laila. They travel as often as possible to the South to visit friends, and home to Brooklyn to visit family.