Michelle Duster is an author, professor, and public historian. She has written, edited, or contributed to sixteen books including Tate and His Historic Dream, which she co-wrote with Bernard C. Turner. Her most recent, about her paternal great-grandmother, is Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.
Bernard Turner is an author/publisher at Highlights of Chicago Press. His books include A New View of Bronzeville; Tate and His Historic Dream and Teacher Activity Guide, Exploring Our History with Michelle Duster; Our Chicago People and Places. Bernard is the executive director of Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission and contributor at Black History 365.