Yevette Richards is an Associate Professor of History at George Mason University and a specialist in African American History, US Women's History, and Pan-Africanism. Richards holds a doctorate in American Studies from Yale University. She has published two books: Maida Springer, Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader and the oral history companion book entitled, Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations. Her article, “Lynching of Robert Charles, 1900,” is forthcoming (ABC-CLIO, 2022) in two different History volumes edited by Michael Pfeiffer. Her current book project analyzes racial violence in Northern Louisiana through the framework of multigenerational and closely connected Black and white family networks.