Angela Veronica Wong is a Ph.D. candidate in English. Her dissertation focuses on the transnational politics of women’s cultural labor in the Caribbean, U.S., and U.K. from 1910-1970. She is the author of the full-length collection of poetry, elsa, and her chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter won the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her fiction has been published in journals like Denver Quarterly, and her performance work has been featured in independent galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. As a Public Humanities Fellow, she will look at representations of cross-racial solidarity in Buffalo’s black newspapers from 1930-1970 and collaborate with local organizations and leaders on a community conversation examining these legacies within current social, economic, and racial dynamics of Buffalo.