Jared Day, PhD, taught American history at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for sixteen years. His areas of specialization are U.S. and European political, urban, and cultural history as well as Pittsburgh history, African American history and World history from the 15 th century to the present. He is the author or co-author of several books, including (with Joe Trotter) Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II. He lectures regularly at the University of Pittsburgh’s OSHER Academy for Life-Long Learning on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics. He currently lives in Windham, CT.