Kyla Sommers

Kyla Sommers earned her PhD in history from the George Washington University. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington History journal, and the book Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism. Sommers is the digital engagement editor at American Oversight and was previously the editor-in-chief of the History News Network. The author of When the Smoke Cleared (The New Press), she lives in Washington, DC.

News and Reviews

New Books Network

Listen to an interview with When the Smoke Cleared author Kyla Sommers on the New Books in History podcast,

History News Network

Read an excerpt from When the Smoke Cleared by Kyla Sommers published by the History News Network.

Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Kyla Sommers’s “eye-opening history” When the Smoke Cleared in Publishers Weekly.

Books by Kyla Sommers

When the Smoke Cleared
The 1968 Rebellions and the Unfinished Battle for Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital

Kyla Sommers