Dr. Tim Tyson
On Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, we will have four speakers leading a discussion on the history of racial justice in our state and country. Topics to be covered include African American “founders” of our common life and Constitution, the emergence and endurance of Jim Crow, racism without racist and the current fusion movement.
Wednesday, January 20 – Dr. Tim Tyson, Duke/UNC
Timothy B. Tyson is an American writer and historian from North Carolina who specializes in the issues of culture, religion and race associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century. He has joint appointments at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He has won numerous teaching awards. His books, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story and coeditor of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy and Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power, have won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, James A. Rawley Prize, the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion,and the Southern Book Award.