Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned both her B.A. and M.A. in American History, with an emphasis in the African-American experience and ethnic/race relations. She went on to become tenured faculty at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where she taught both African-American and United States History and acted as Department Chair of African-American Studies. Her current research interest are focused on the Black freedom struggle and civil rights movements in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also a performing artist, who is interested in utilizing public history and the performing arts to make local histories more accessible. Her most recent publication is "A Forgotten Community, A Forgotten History: San Francisco's 1966 Uprising" featured in The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North (NYU Press, 2019).