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MaryLouise Patterson is a pediatrician, retired from clinical practice at Cornell Medical College - New York Hospital. She is the daughter of Langston Hughes's cherished friends, Louise Thompson Patterson and William L. Patterson, whose letters contribute to the book she co-edited, "Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond". Hughes was a frequent guest in the home of the Patterson family and was like an uncle to MaryLouise.
Dr. Lee Francis 4 (Pueblo of Laguna) is the Head Indigenerd and CEO of Native Realities, the only Native and Indigenous pop culture company in the United States with the hope to change the perceptions of Native and Indigenous people through dynamic and imaginative pop culture representations. He has been published in multiple publications ranging from poetry to short stories. His first comic book is Sixkiller which debuted June 2018. He is a strong advocate for Native youth, with a focus on community literacy and entrepreneurship. He lives in Albuquerque with his family (and dog).