About the Author
Yohuru Williams is Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of Black Studies at Fairfield University. He is the author of A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865 to the Present: Documents and Essays (2002). He also served as an advisor on the popular civil rights reader Putting the Movement Back into Teaching Civil Rights. He has two forthcoming books from Duke University Press on the Black Panther Party, co-edited with Jama Lazerow of Wheelock College, and is finishing a single-authored book entitled Six Degrees of Segregation: Lynching, Capital Punishment and Jim Crow Justice 1865-1930.