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As Tyson says in his song “Tradition” We’re on mission trying to carry on tradition… I’m trying to carry on tradition for my people to be free, let’s get free.” Tyson has dedicated his life and his work to fighting for the freedom and liberation of his people and all oppressed people on this planet. His work as an artist, creative, educator, and activist are all ways that he carries the tradition of freedom fighting forward in his life


Tyson Amir is an author, musician, educator, community organizer, and freedom fighter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tyson is the founder and director of the Black Literary Collective (BLC) and Freedom Soul Media Education Initiatives (FSMEI), a consulting firm for revolutionary education. FSMEI has worked with over 125 schools; delivered more than 360 programs; and served more than 30,000 students through its groundbreaking, revolutionary programming; PDs and workshops; curriculum; and culture, community, and climate building.
Tyson’s innovative revolutionary education work has been featured at the A.B.E.N., Stanford Institute, Hip Hop Ed Conference at Columbia University, Teachers 4 Social Justice in San Francisco and Chicago, California Association of Teachers of English, California Association of African American School Administrators, and the Association of California School Administrators.

Tyson’s first book, Black Boy Poems, was nominated by the Librarians of America for the “In the Margins Social Justice Award”, making it a librarian recommended text for high school students. It has become a well loved text and part of the modern Black literary canon. His second book, Black Boy Poems Curriculum, is used as a guide for liberatory and revolutionary curriculum and instruction in K-12 schools across the country. 

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