Sarah Coffman is a second-year history PhD student focusing on twentieth century African American and urban history. Her research focuses on Black life in Philadelphia across a century, 1890-1990. Specifically, she researches Black individuals' and organizations' efforts and strategies to secure desired housing in the city. Within these stories, she is interested in rates of Black homeownership and rentership, the maintenance and persistence of segregation, and racial capitalism. She received her BA in History and African American studies from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois in 2021.