Robert Trent Vinson is the Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at the College of William and Mary, visited the Centre on the 30 July 2015. His first book was The Americans are Coming!, The Dream of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa (2012). He visited the Alan Paton Center for research for his next book on Nobel Peace Prize winner and former ANC President-General Albert Luthuli.