Phyllis Leffler is the Director of the Institute for Public History and Professor at the University of Virginia. She is the co-author (with Joseph Brent) of Public History: A Philosophy and Paradigm and Public History Readings. She has published award-winning articles in The Public Historian and The Magazine of Virginia History and Biography, and most recently, “Black families and fostering of leadership” (with Hephzibah Strimic-Pawl) in Ethnicities.