"Timothy B. Tyson" (born 1959) is an United States/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, including one that took students on a tour of sites of the civil rights events in the South. His books 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. In addition, two have been adapted as films, and one as a play.

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Williams gets ignored because you can't tell his story without messing up the mainstream story.

The fact that we reached an agreement and received payment from the Republic of Serbia reflects positively on both parties. Resolution of the matter is a tribute to the Serbian government, which has demonstrated to the international community that it can - and will - keep its word.

Williams comes out of his house, saying, 'You're not killing these people in my front yard,' and stops them from being killed.

Nonviolent, yes. Passive, no. He was nonviolent, but he marched through the South like Sherman through Georgia.

The movement was really local in Rocky Mount.