Winston Grady-Willis is professor and founding director of Black Studies at Skidmore College. Most recently, he was inaugural director of the School of Gender, Race and Nations at Portland State University and professor and chair of Africana Studies at MSU Denver. While at Syracuse University, where he taught in the Department of African American Studies, he received the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. His first book, Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960-1977, seeks to provide a gendered examination of the transition between nonviolent direct action and Black Power during the contemporary Black Freedom movement. He is also lead author of the electronic textbook The Struggle Continues: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Africana Studies.