Philip Dray

The 2003 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was given to Philip Dray for At the Hands of a Person Unknown: The Lynching of Black America and Samantha Power for A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. In At the Hands of a Person Unknown, Dray examines one of the ugliest chapters in American history: the lynching of black Americans that was rampant from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.

Philip Dray is an independent author and journalist whose books include Capitol Men and There Is Power In a Union. He has received the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.