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Vincent Willis is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work examines the activism of black youth in the South from 1954-1972. The purpose of his work is to elevate the historical voices and the actions of secondary-age students in hopes of broadening our conception of educational equality. Vincent completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 2013, his M.A. at The Ohio State University in 2007, and his B.A. at Morehouse College in 2003. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar in African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research reflects how important students were and how important students can be in improving the educational issues we face in this country and throughout the world.