Kendra Taira Field (Producer & Historical Consultant) is a writer and historian at Tufts University. Field is the author of Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War (Yale, 2018), which traced her ancestors’ migratory lives after the Civil War. Her current book project, The Stories We Tell, is about the African American genealogical quest from the Middle Passage to the present. Field also abridged David Levering Lewis’ W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography (Henry Holt, 2009). Field is director of Tufts’ Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and co-founder of the African American Trail Project.