Timothy B. Tyson is a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, a visiting professor of American Christianity and Southern culture at Duke Divinity School, and an adjunct professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina. Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power won the James Rawley Prize for best book on race and the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in US history from the Organization of American Historians. Blood Done Sign My Name (2004) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, among others. He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP.
Robertson Dean has acted on- and off-Broadway and in many leading roles at regional theaters throughout the United States. His film work includes Star Trek: Nemesis and Vanilla Sky.
Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in America...[SEE MORE]