Nate Parker is an award-winning actor, writer, director and producer, who has played lead characters in films including Beyond The Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, Arbitrage, and Pride.
Talitha LeFlouria is the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia. She is a scholar of African American history, and the author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South.
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of three collections of poetry and a memoir. Felon, his latest collection of poetry, will be published in October 2019 by W.W. Norton. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.