The Monmouth University race conference was founded in 2008 by Dr. Julius Adekunle and Dr. Hettie V. Williams. This conference has brought together scholars from more than fifteen U.S. states, four continents, and twelve nations. Robin D.G. Kelley, Tera Hunter, Jonathan Holloway, and William Sturkey have all previously served as keynote speakers for this event. This year, marquee speakers will include: Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper, authors of Fighting Time, and Darnell Moore, thought leader and author of No Ashes in the Fire.