Dr. Kathryn M. Silva is the Chair of the Department of Humanities and assistant professor of History at Claflin University, the oldest Historically Black College in South Carolina. Her teaching includes the role of race and gender in the United States and the World. Courses include Lowcountry in the Atlantic World, History of Women in the United States, African Kingdoms, and the History of Modern Africa. She has recently published, “Daughters and Sons of the Dust: The Challenges of Accuracy in African American Historical Film” The History Teacher, in the issue “Race in the United States, Part I: African Slave Trade,” (February 2018) and “African American Millhands, the Durham Hosiery Mills, and the Politics of Race and Gender in the Durham’s Textile Industry, 1903-1920” North Carolina Historical Review, Spring 2017. Her book manuscript in progress, “At Times We May Seem Bold:” African American Women in the Southern Textile Industry,” examines the role of women in the southern textile industry from slavery to Civil Rights. She served as co-lead writer and Program Director on a $500,000 three-year Andrew W. Mellon Grant awarded in December 2017 to aid Claflin in infusing workforce competencies in Humanities General Education courses. She holds a B.A. in History and Africana Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of South Carolina.