Dr. George F. Tyson
George is a historian, who is widely recognized as a leading authority on Virgin Islands history. Currently a resident of St. Croix, he has taught at the University of the Virgin Islands, served as Executive Director of the St. Croix Landmarks Society and is past-President of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians. He has served as a consultant to UNESCO, the Organization of American States and the Virgin Islands National Park. Presently, he is the Director of the St. Croix African Roots Project, a collaboration of Danish and American scholars involved in digitizing and studying biographical and demographic records relating to St. Croix during the period of Danish rule. His numerous publications include: “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” “Powder, Profits and Privateers: A Documentary History of the Virgin Islands during the Era of the American Revolution,” “The Homestead Program on St. Croix” and, “Bondsmen and Freedmen in the Danish West Indies.” He has also co-edited several other works including: “The Kamina Folk,” “Slavery and Slave Life in the Danish West Indies,” “The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition,” “Slavery in the Danish West Indies: A Bibliography, “and “Maritime Maroonage from St. Croix to Puerto Rico.” He is married to Camilla Marlene Jensen, and is the father of Clare Tyson Pogue, Vigga Tyson and Norma Tyson.
Dr. Tyson has been a respected consultant to the SJHS for many years, was a board representative from 2012-2015 and is now, once again, serving as board advisor.