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A team that provided support and inspiration at every turn

TRAILBLAZERS was a team effort, and it exists in its current state due to the editors and reviewers who were invaluable during the various stages of development of these volumes. The editors enhanced the clarity of the work and made it readable to a general audience. The reviewers became an essential part of this process by helping to assess the historical accuracy and suitability of the introductions to each section. Throughout this process, all of TRAILBLAZERS' contributors did everything possible to honor these great Black women who have inspired and paved the way for us to follow.


DEREK NESBITT is graduate student at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Communications and Public Relations.

TAYLOR HOFFMAN is a junior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She is studying English and Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Spanish. At Simpson, Hoffman is a Writing Fellow, a Culver Fellow, a CA, and writes for The Simpsonian.

ELENA MATHEW is a high school senior from Corvallis, Oregon. She was born in Saskatoon, Canada, and moved to the U.S, when she was one-years-old. She will attend college and major in marketing in fall 2021.

TINA LI is a rising high school senior from Brooklyn, New York. She is planning to study business or engineering in college.


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