A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.
WYOMIA TYUS was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville and ran under the tutelage of visionary coach Ed Temple as a member of the Tigerbelles until she graduated in 1968. A four-time Olympic medalist, and the holder of multiple world records, Tyus was also a supporter of the Olympic Project for Human Rights during the 1968 Olympics, doing her part to promote justice for oppressed people around the world. As a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation, she continues to advocate for women’s equality in sports to this day. Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story is her first book.
- Sep 27, 2018: Wyomia Tyus, Dave Zirin — CSU-East Bay Center for Sport & Justice, Hayward, CA
- Sep 29, 2018: Wyomia Tyus & Elizabeth Terzakis — Book Passage, San Francisco, CA
- Oct 18, 2018: Wyomia Tyus — Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
- Oct 23, 2018: Wyomia Tyus — Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ