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Scott Saul and Tessa Rissacher

Tessa Rissacher and Scott Saul

Tessa Rissacher is a writer based in the Bay Area. During her studies at Berkeley she wrote two honors theses about Rainbow Sign and helped to create the Rainbow Sign digital archive. Her work has appeared in Slate and Current Research in Digital History. 

Scott Saul is a historian and critic who has written for The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, and other publications. The author of Becoming Richard Pryor and Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, he is also the creator of Richard Pryor's Peoria, an extensive digital companion to his biography of the comedian. He teaches courses in American literature and history at Berkeley.