This documentary examines the intersection of race, class, and gender in the experiences of contemporary Black women professors and administrators through their education narratives from girlhood to their present status in academia. During the last part of the 20th century, America still witnessed “firsts” with Black women breaking down walls of “segregated” professions in academe. More Black women entered the university, secured higher-ranking administrative positions, and achieved tenure and promotion. But the progress continues to be slow and the numbers of Black women in these positions continues to be low. In spite of the continued struggles facing this community, African American women in the academy have used the university as a space to find personal identity, give voice to global and community issues facing the black community at large and black women more specifically, and make significant contributions to American intellectual history. Living Thinkers reveals the travails, the disappointments and the triumphs of becoming Black women professors in the US.