Robin D. G. Kelley
A historian at New York University, Professor Kelley's interests include working class radicalism and the African diaspora. His publications include Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997), Imagining Home: Class, Culture, and Nationalism in the African Diaspora with Sidney J. Lemelle (1995), and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class (1994).
Journalist Bill Minor has covered Mississippi for over half a century as a reporter and a syndicated columnist. He reported from the Bryant-Milam trial for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He published Eyes on Mississippi: A Fifty-year Chronicle of Change in 2001.
The producer and director of The Murder of Emmett Till, Nelson is well known for bringing important but forgotten history to television, and was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2002. Till was selected for screening at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind was a 2001 Sundance selection. His 1999 film, The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords garnered the Sundance Film Festival's Freedom of Expression award, a coveted duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival, and an Emmy nomination for Best Historical Program.
Journalist Moses Newson reported on the trial of Emmett Till's killers for the Memphis, Tennessee-based Tri-State Defender. Soon afterward, he moved to Baltimore where he had a long career as reporter, city editor, and executive editor for the Afro-American Newspapers.
A native of Grenada, Mississippi, Winter was serving in the state legislature at the time of Till's murder. His long career of public service culminated in the Mississippi governorship in the early 1980s. Through Winter's efforts Mississippi passed a heralded education reform act and worked toward racial reconciliation. Winter currently practices law in Jackson, Mississippi.