Ryan Reft

Ryan Reft is a historian of 20th and 21st century American history at the Library of Congress. His work has appeared in several journals including Souls, The Sixties, California History, Planning Perspectives, Southern California Quarterly, and the Journal of Urban History, as well as in the anthology Barack Obama and African American Empowerment:The Rise of Black America's New Leadership. He is co-editor of the blog Tropics of Meta. The opinions expressed in Intersections are solely those of Mr. Reft and not the Library of Congress.