February 04, 2007

Jonathan Pitts

Pitts, a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has been writing features for The Sun for seven years. His stories have won recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Program. He is co-author, with Whitney Herzog, of You're Missin' a Great Game (Simon and Schuster, 1999). Pitts wrote our cover story in which he became a slave for a day in an immersion program that takes participants back to the 1850s (Article, Page 18).

Liz Kay

Kay grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Rochester. She has been a reporter at The Sun since 2002 and has covered religion since September. She has written about the reopening of the restored Basilica of the Assumption, the discussion of the role of gay and lesbian Jews within Conservative Judaism and the history of Watch Night services. In keeping with the Black History Month theme, she has written a story about African-American United Methodists who celebrate their achievements when race was an issue in that church (Article, Page 15).

Celia C. Peters

Peters is a writer and director. She has been published in print and online, including on Her work includes writing screenplays and writing, directing and producing short films. Peters is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. In another themed story, Peters writes about an exhibit that takes a look at how slaves helped to build the U.S. Capitol in Washington (Article, Page 17).

Daamon Speller

Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Speller is a freelance writer who lives in Montgomery County. Over the past 10 years, he has written for Today's Black Woman, Black Men, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines. He recently signed a book deal and expects his first novel to debut in February 2008. His first article for UniSun focuses on Baltimore's spoken-word scene (Article, Page 28).

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