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On a Brooklyn street in September 1971, a sea of fists greets the caskets of several of the incarcerated men killed in the violent clash at Attica Correctional Facility that month. Charles Frattini/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Ronnie Dyson is remembered for his 1970 hit "Why Can't I Touch You" and starring in the Broadway musical Hair. Mark Anthony Neal argues that we overlook Dyson's influence as a transitional soul figure. Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Ronnie Dyson: A Transitional Soul Figure Lost To Time

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