Tanya Hilton graduated from Haverford College in a year with a Bachelor's degree in African American Studies. But after graduating she decided to pursue her dream of a musical career as a singer. She spent the first three years of her singing career as a lounge singer, before she was discovered and signed by a small label under the name Ruby Flowers. In the next five years she produced three albums, and one single. Feeling as if she made her mark in the music world she returned to the educational one to put her hard earned degree to use. She wrote and published many works, most notably her book “Being Black in America: What Does it Mean Today? What Will it Mean Tomorrow?” She is currently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. For her this book is a way to show both sides of the issue of cultural appropriation so that readers will be able to get a sense of each side of the argument.
Tanya writes Eastons perspective.