The Public History Institute is hosting a terrific event on Monday, Nov. 7, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring, among other things, 2 former CSUB administrators and our current VP of Student Affairs, who will share their experiences during the Civil Rights Era. This event is in conjunction with the One Book Project, which features Carlotta Walls LaNier’s book about her experience as a member of the Little Rock Nine, who integrated Central HS in Little Rock, Alabama, in 1957: A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock High School. (She is speaking on campus on Oct. 27.)
Starting his career as a Professor of Africana studies at California State University Dominguez Hills, Tyree taught introductory courses into the discipline and the Harlem Renaissance. Simultaneously, he served as a leading contributor for Huffington Post’s Black Voices and was selected to Fusion’s Rise Up: Be Heard fellowship program for his work in capturing marginalized voices of southern Los Angeles, California as a writer and activist. After a series of successful events, particularly regarding his digital advocacy, community building, and social media savviness, Tyree pivoted into museums as a History Curator and Public Program Manager at the California African American Museum. Organizing multiple critically acclaimed history exhibitions that have drawn thousands, Tyree’s museum curation and work have been featured in Time, The New York Times, Vogue, The Atlantic, Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, The LA Times, NPR, among many others…. Furthermore, Tyree has also consulted on major museum exhibitions and projects for the Smithsonian, Getty Museum, Broad Museum, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Ford. Recently, Tyree joined The Autry Museum of the American West as the Associate Curator of Western History. At the Autry, he organizes history exhibitions to stimulate and engage communities that have been omitted from American history in the West through exhibits, programming, and partnerships using a cultural and creative lens…. Tyree has been recognized by the State of California and Los Angeles County for his vital work in capturing and displaying American history. In 2018, he received the MLK Jr. Unsung Hero Award from the California Legislative Black Caucus and was named one of Los Angeles’ 40 Emerging Civic Leaders. In 2020, Boyd-Pates was also honored by the LA County Board of Supervisors for his excellent service to the city and county…. Currently, Tyree is a 2021 Civic Media Fellow with the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC and a 2021 Innovation Fellow with the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.