Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Tyson’

Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley’s “Blood Done Sign My Name”

Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley's "Blood Done Sign My Name"

Actor/playwright Mike Wiley’s acclaimed one-man documentary theater production Blood Done Sign My Name was adapted from Center for Documentary Studies instructor Tim Tyson’s award-winning book about a racial conflagration in his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina; Theatre Raleigh will present the play during a series of performances beginning May 28, 2014. Wiley was the Lehman Brady Professor at CDS during […]


“Little War on the Prairie”: Listen to “This American Life” Broadcast of New CDS Radio Documentary

"Little War on the Prairie": Listen to "This American Life" Broadcast of New CDS Radio Documentary

A new one-hour radio documentary produced by Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen—”Little War on the Prairie”—aired on This American Life recently. The documentary tells the long-overlooked story of one of the key episodes in the Plains Indian wars of the nineteenth century, a troubling history that Biewen, a Minnesota native, says is “deeply […]


Popular Documentary Studies Class, The South in Black and White, Hosts Speaker Series Starting on Tuesday, February 28

Popular Documentary Studies Class, The South in Black and White, Hosts Speaker Series Starting on Tuesday, February 28

An impressive series of guest lecturers will speak at the historic American Tobacco Campus as part of The South in Black and White, a documentary studies class at Duke University taught by acclaimed author and CDS senior research scholar Tim Tyson and co-instructor Mary Williams. The course focuses on the call and response between black and white cultures in the American South, using […]


Tim Tyson Discusses James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” on November 2 at Perkins Library

Tim Tyson Discusses James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" on November 2 at Perkins Library

On November 2 at Perkins Library, Timothy B. Tyson, a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies, will discuss James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time with Frank Stasio, host of NPR’s “The State of Things,” in a special live recording in the DukeReads series. Tyson calls Baldwin’s modern classic “one of the best […]


“Civil Rights: Then and Now: A Conversation with Mike Wiley and Tim Tyson” on October 7 at the Hayti Heritage Center

"Civil Rights: Then and Now: A Conversation with Mike Wiley and Tim Tyson" on October 7 at the Hayti Heritage Center

Friday, October 7, 6 p.m. (reception), 6:30 p.m. (conversation) Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina In conjunction with the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of his play The Parchman Hour, acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley will talk with award-winning author and historian Tim Tyson about the legacies of the Civil Rights […]


Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

A busload of student actors, a noted playwright/actor, a civil rights historian, and several documentarians will be traveling to Mississippi over Spring Break (March 6-11) to present The Parchman Hour, an original play featuring the songs and stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders. For the ’61 Freedom Rides, a group of mostly young people, black […]