Timothy B. Tyson
Timothy B. Tyson was born in 1959. He is a 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, as well as recognition for creative and experimental courses, including one that took students on a tour of sites of the civil rights events in the South.
He is the author of Blood Done Sign My Name, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP and the UNC Center for Civil Rights.