- Producer: Urica Pope-Floyd
- Web Developer: Tyora Moody
- Programmers: Steven Anderson, Richard Baldwin
- Curriculum Coordinator: Andrea Thorpe
- Illustrators: Joe Byrnes, Tyora Moody
- Writers: Urica Pope-Floyd, Tyora Moody, Betsy Newman, Elaine Nichols, Robyn Ford, Khadijah Rasheed
- Videographer: Gaines Halford
- Video Editors: Urica Pope-Floyd
- Proofreader: Mimi Wortham-Brown
- Image Acquisition/Researcher: Robyn Ford, Khadijah Rasheed
- Transcripts: Urica Pope; Tyora Moody, Khadijah Rasheed, Connie Robinette
- Civil Rights Photographer: Cecil Williams
- Creative Creation: Amy Shumaker
- Executive Producer: John Bane
Road Trip Advisors
DR. WILL MOUREU GOINS, CHEROKEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Dr. Will Moureu Goins, a historic preservationist, published author, communications professional and community leader. Dr. Goins presently serves as the Chief of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, Inc. ("State Recognized") a statewide tribal organization. Dr. Goins is also a correspondent for a variety of publications, magazines, newspapers and small tribal newspapers in the eastern United States. He has worked as anthropologist and historian for two Native tribal groups in the midatlantic states and in North Carolina in preparation for their Federal Recognition. Dr. Goins' teaching experience has ranged from K-12 to higher education. Currently, Dr. Goins serves as the CEO of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc.
EDWINA HICKLIN, KELLY MILL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Edwina Hicklin is Social Studies teacher at Kelly Mill Middle School. She is a certified Social Studies teacher in both, Virginia and South Carolina and has taught for 12 years. She was invited to become a model classroom teacher for the Center of Excellence for the Education Equity of African American Students in November of 2003.
BARBARA MORNINGSTAR PAUL, NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS
Barbara MorningStar Paul is the Program Coordinator for Native American Affairs at the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. She is responsible for meeting with Native American leaders and community members to assist with the needs of the Native American population. She acts as a liaison between the Native American population and state agencies to address the needs of Native Americans in the development of cultural awareness and competency programs.
ELAINE NICHOLS, SC STATE MUSEUM
Elaine Nichols is the Curator of History at South Carolina State Museum. She was curator for the exhibit "A More Convenient Season: The Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina." She is the author of, The Last Mile of the Way: African-American Homegoing Traditions in SC, 1890-Present, and A Spark of Genius: Medicine, Science and Creative Thought in South Carolina (African-American Inventors, Mathematicians, Scientists and Physicians Associated with South Carolina which she published in conjunction with exhibits at the State Museum. Ms. Nichols has written numerous articles and reviews about African-American culture and history.
MELISSA PEARSON, SC COUNCIL FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Melissa Pearson is the Executive Director of SCCAAS. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. African American history/studies has been her general area of specialization in English. Her areas of interest are in popular cultural studies and African American rhetoric. She is also a member of the African American Professors’ Program (AAPP) at the University of South Carolina, and has scholarly contributions to the Monograph Journal, and she has collaborated on the scholarly project, Literate Lives in the Information Age: Narratives of Literacy from the United States, with Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Self.
DR. J. TRACY POWER, SC DEPT. OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
Dr. J. Tracy Power is a historian with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. The senior historian in the State Historic Preservation Office, he co-directs the National Register of Historic Places program in the state and also directs the South Carolina Historical Marker Program. He is a native Georgian who has lived in South Carolina since 1981. He was educated at Emory University, where he received his B.A. in 1980; and at the University of South Carolina, where he received his M.A. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1993.
CHANDA L. ROBINSON, STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Chanda L. Robinson is an Education Associate at the SC Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Standards-Social Studies/African American Studies. Chanda received her Bachelor of Arts in History (1995) and Masters of Arts in Teaching for Social Studies (1999) from the University of South Carolina. She taught for 8 years at W. J. Keenan High School in Richland County School District #1 as a World Geography teacher. Chanda has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at Benedict College.
DR. CLEVELAND SELLERS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Dr. Cleveland Sellers is the Director of African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. Interest is in recording the history of protest tradition, civil rights history, and the experiences of Africans in the Diaspora. Specifically the focus should be on the oral history of the many legendary African American figures that shaped the history of South Carolina. This would include the study of the various cultural groupings, different languages (Gullah, Creole, and Ghegee) and, the survival experiences (sometimes recorded in folklore but in most instances unrecorded) that were necessary.
ALADA SHINAULT-SMALL, AVERY RESEARCH CENTER
Alada Shinault-Small is the Coordinator of Education Avery Research Center College of Charleston. Collect, preserve, and document the history and culture of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. This is an important mission because the manuscripts, documents, and resources collected by the Avery Research Center serve as the primary source materials for the writing of African-American history.
CECIL J. WILLIAMS, CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHER
Cecil J. Williams is photographer at South Carolina State University. Williams owns the largest collections of civil rights images by one photographer and is the author/photographer of Freedom & Justice and Outside the Box in Dixie. At 15, he was a freelancer for Jet Magazine for which he covered many significant civil rights events.