Seretha D. Williams, Ph.D. is professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Augusta University. She earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia. Her research areas are in Africana Studies, women's literature, trauma theory, the Black Chicago Renaissance, and the Black Arts Movement. She focuses on the work of Margaret Walker (Alexander). Dr. Williams is co-editor of the collection Afterimages of Slavery: Essays on Appearances in Recent American Films, Literature, Television and Other Media. Two recent publications, “Gary, Indiana on the Cusp of Greatness: Richard G. Hatcher and the National Black Political Convention of 1972” (2018) and “’Mother of Us Poets’: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement” (forthcoming 2019) revisit the late 1960s and early 1970s in an attempt to include voices and political spaces frequently omitted from discussions of the Black Power and Black Arts movements. Additionally, Dr. Williams is a digital humanities fellow at Augusta University and a graduate student in Library Information Science at Valdosta State University.