Carla L. Peterson

Carla L. Peterson is professor emerita in the Department of English, University of Maryland.  Her field of expertise is nineteenth-century African American literature, history, and culture.  She has published numerous essays and two books: “Doers of the Word”: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North, 1830-1880 (Oxford, 1995) and Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale, 2011), which was awarded the … Continue reading Carla L. Peterson

Terri Crowder

Getting older means overcoming obstacles, but I didn’t realize that until writing my bio for Women Across Generations. In discussing with my sister, Kimberly, what I could possibly write about, she made me realize that I have made it into my 40s having accomplished quite a bit. Growing up, I suffered from both abuse and neglect, which led to 30+ years of insomnia. After high … Continue reading Terri Crowder

Helen Frederick

Helen Frederick is recognized as a distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and as founder of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, a center for contemporary printmaking, hand papermaking and the art of the book. Frederick is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Art at George Mason University. Her work has been exhibited at the The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Dieu Donné Gallery … Continue reading Helen Frederick

Annie Groer

Longtime Washington Post, and Orlando Sentinel reporter and columnist Annie Groer writes widely about politics, popular culture, design and aging. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Tico Times (Costa Rico), More, Town & Country and The New Republic. She is actively involved with Aging Solo, an early-stage, multi-platform startup aimed at reducing isolation among the nation’s 25 million childless, spouse-less Baby Boomers. A presidential debate panelist … Continue reading Annie Groer