James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His research focuses on American and African American history, as well as the broader history of the black Atlantic. He is also interested in problems of historical memory or the ways that societies tell stories about their past, not only in textbooks and scholarly monographs but also in historic sites, museums, memorials, movies, and political movements. His publications include Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (1995); Race, Nation, and Empire in American History (2007); and Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006). He is currently completing a book on the history and memory of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.