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

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