Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of four critically acclaimed biographies: Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer; Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero; Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter; and The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. After earning BA and MA degrees from Simmons University and an MBA from Northeastern University, Larson earned a doctorate in American History at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in 19th and 20th century U.S. Women's and African American history. An award-winning consultant, Larson has worked on feature film scripts—including Focus Features' Harriet starring prize-winning Cynthia Erivo, and Robert Redford's The Conspirator—documentaries, museum exhibits, curriculum guides, public history and tourism initiatives, and she appears frequently on local, national, and international media outlets. Dr. Larson is a Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center Scholar alumna.