The cast includes Shannon Leigh Webber, Aaron Holland, Terri Lynne Hudson, Ashlyn Seehafer, Bryan Renaud, James K. White, and Don Morgan.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is most widely known as the author of The Scarlet Letter. He was a great great grandson of John Hathorne, leading judge of the Salem Witch Trials. He changed his named to distance himself from the blood on his family's hands.
Before becoming a founding member of NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was already well known as one of the foremost Black intellectuals of his era.
Often called "the first important Black American novelist," Charles W. Chessnut's work outranked all other Black fiction writers until the 1930's.
Edgar Allan Poe is the writer behind the famous stories "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Raven," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." We adapted his most famous story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," in honor of his 213th birthday.