Anthony Pratcher II is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University. His scholarship explores how spatial relationships reinforce racial relationships in North American cities. He co-edited a textbook on planning history, Planning Future Cities (Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2017), with Walter Greason and has been published by Pennsylvania Magazine of Biography and History, Southern California Quarterly and Technology and Culture. His Ph. D. in American History is from the University of Pennsylvania and he earned a B.A. in History from Howard University.