Michele Valerie Ronnick is Professor in Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University (1990). At the American Philological Association’s 1996 meeting she organized the first panel on black classicism. Her books include The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough (1852-1926): An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship (2005) and The Works of William Sanders Scarborough: Black Classicist and Race Leader (2006) and numerous chapters, articles and notes. Her photo installation on black classicists, funded by the James Loeb Classical Library Foundation, has been exhibited 49 times. The Society for Classical Studies, the Women’s Classical Caucus, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Eta Sigma Phi, and the cities of Macon, GA and Sarasota, FL have honored her.