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- Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
- Linda Cashdan co-founder of "The Word Process," former reporter for Voice of America, and author of the novels "Special Interests" and "It's Only Love."
- Jabari Asim author, "What Obama Means: ...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future;" editor-in-chief of "The Crisis," the NAACP magazine; author of "The N Word."
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