Allida Black is Program Manager for the National Democratic Institute for International Affair’s Women’s Political Participation Team. In addition to being Research Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University, Black serves as Founding Editor and Editorial Advisory Board Chair of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. Professor Black is the recipient of the Millennium Medal from The George Washington University, the 2001 Person of Vision Award from the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women, and the James A Jordan Award for Outstanding Dedication and Excellence in Teaching from Penn State University, Harrisburg. She has received the JNG Finley Postdoctoral Fellowship at George Mason University, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as fellowships from the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Harry Truman Foundation, and the United States Information Agency. She received her B.A. from Emory University in 1974, her Ph.D. from the George Washington University in 1993, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University in 2001, and the University Medal from Roosevelt University in 2006.