Timothy TysonTimothy B. Tyson (born 1959) 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, as well as recognition for creative and experimental courses. In one, he took students on a tour of sites of important civil rights events in the South.
His books have won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, James A. Rawley Prize, the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and the Southern Book Award. In addition, two of his books, ''Robert F. Williams, 'Black Power,' and the Roots of the Black Freedom Struggle'' (1998) and ''Blood Done Sign My Name'' (2004), have been adapted as films, and the latter also as a 2008 play. Provided by Wikipedia