Zebulon Vance Miletsky is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Stony Brook University. He specializes in African American History, History of Miscegenation, Interracial Marriage, Urban History, African Americans in Boston, and Mixed Race and Biracial Identity. Originally from Boston, Miletsky received his Ph.D. in African-American Studies with a concentration in African American History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Having previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Black Studies Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in African-American Studies in the History Department at Case Western Reserve University in 2010-2011. His teaching and research interests include the Northern Civil Rights Movement, the long Civil Rights struggle, Black Power, the Afro-Latin diaspora and Hip-Hop. In addition, Miletsky is interested in the Boston School Desegregation Crisis and the parent-led Civil Rights Movement in Boston. His articles have appeared in the Trotter Review, The Historical Journal of Massachusetts and the Journal of History. His new book, Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle, is being published by the University of North Carolina Press for release in December 2021. Follow him on Twitter @ZebulonMiletsky.