The White Board Record

This page contains a record of Tim’s lecture notes on the class white board along with suggestions, like reading materials, that came up in the discussion.

January 24, 2017


Converting the heathen
“Curse of Ham”
Climate Theory
White Supremacy
“Distinctive Afro-Christianity of the Black South”


Blues impulse
Gospel impulse
Jazz impulse
“ADVICE” -Langston Hughes

Further reading suggestions:

“Singing in My Soul” -Jerma Jackson
“Help Me to Find My People” -Heather Andrea Williams

January 31, 2017

Tim Tyson: how to read a book under time constraints

1 – Read the introduction, play close attention
2 – Read the conclusion
3 – Read the table of contents
4 – Read at least the first paragraph in each chapter

February 7, 2017

Crop Lien System

Further reading suggestions:

Black Misrepresentation in Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music Illustration (In the book: Beyond Blackface African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Music,1890-1930) -Stephanie Dunson

February 14, 2017

“We Wear The Mask” – Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

1898: The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. was founded (and opened its doors on April 1, 1899). This marked a transition when African American leaders moved their efforts from politics to business.

February 21, 2017



March 7, 2017

WUNC 91.5 (March 6): Looking At The South Through African-American Spirituals: Meet Mary D. Williams

Tim Tyson: lecture outline

“Double V”
March on Washington Movement
Election of 1948 – Truman
Dewey, Thurmond, Wallace
WWII + Colonialism + Cold War
CORE (1942)
Smith + Allwright 1944
A. Philip Randolph + Executive Order 8802
Detroit Riot 1943
Journey of Reconciliation RCNL
Sweatt v. Painter 1950
McLauren v. Board of Regents 1950
Brown v. Board 1954
Emmett Till lynching 1955
“Emmett Till Generation,” sit-ins, SNCC

March 28, 2017

Mary Williams will be performing at Ackland Art Museum on April 2nd, 2017!

Tim Tyson: lecture outline

Ella Baker
Highlander Folk School
1947 Journey of Reconciliation
Committee for Equal Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor
Little Rock 1957 – Citizens Council
In Friendship – Amze Moore
RCNL – Medgar Evans
T.R.M. Howard – Reverend George Lee
Lamar Smith – SCLC
Sit-ins – SNCC 1960
“Participatory Democracy”
“Band of brothers + sisters in a circle of trust”
James Lawson
CORE + 1961 Freedom Rides
Voter Education Project
Albany Movement
Bob Moses

April 4, 2017

Tim Tyson: lecture outline

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights
Civil Rights Guards
“Bull” Connor
James Bevel + “Children’s Crusade”
Birmingham Riot
Medgar Evers
March On Washington: A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, FBI
16th Street Baptist Church

Further reading suggestions:

MLK’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”

April 11, 2017

Tim Tyson: lecture outline

Selma AL 1965
Voting Rights Act
Jimmie Lee Jackson
Viola Liuzzo
James Reeb
Meredith March 1966

Further reading suggestions:

LBJ’s Voting Rights Act Address