Will Guzmán is professor of history at Prairie View A&M University. He has taught at the University of Texas–El Paso, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Seton Hall and New Jersey City universities. Dr. Guzman was previously the director of NJCU's Hagan Africana Studies Center. He is the author of the award-winning Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism (University of Illinois Press, 2015).


William T. Hoston is professor of political science at Prairie View A&M University. Prior to joining PVAMU, he held professorships at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) and Wichita State University (WSU). He spent over a decade at UHCL, where he was an associate professor and chair of the political science program.  He is the author or editor of seven academic books. Dr. Hoston's book Toxic Silence, which examined the deaths of Black trans women, won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in the ‘LGBTQ Studies’ category.

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