Barry M. Goldenberg is an author and current Doctoral student in the History and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Believing that research can be a powerful form of social justice, Barry serves as a Graduate Research Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) where he is currently the Project Director for Youth Historians in Harlem (http://www.youthhistorians.com)—an after-school program which seeks to explore how innovative history experiences and public history can be used to both empower and improve the academic literacies of traditionally marginalized youth. Outside of his research pursuits, Barry loves to write, and is the author of The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights (Critical Minds Press). In addition, Barry has been featured on the Harlem World Radio Show, previously served as an Intern for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and has spent time abroad volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa. Barry holds a B.A. in History (highest departmental honors), magna cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). You can find his personal blog at www.barrygoldenberg.com.