About the Bloggers
Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., born in Baltimore, Maryland, earned his B.A. in history from Coppin State University in 2004, a Masters degree in Public History in 2006 and his PhD in United States History from Howard University in 2009. Currently, Matthews is an Archives Technician in the Holdings Management Division at the National Archives. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Coppin State University where he teaches courses covering United States, African American and World History. He is also an Executive Council Member on the board of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH). Currently, he is the vice-president of the National Archives Assembly and Secretary of the Afro-American History Society at NARA.
Christina Violeta Jones, Ph.D. is a Civil Textual Reference Archivist at the Archives in College Park, MD. She specializes in Department of Justice (Record Group 60) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (Record Group 65) records. She attended Howard University in Washington DC and completed her graduate studies in History, specializing in Latin American and Caribbean studies.