Billie Jean Young
Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts
Artist in Residence
Billie Jean Young is poet, author, activist and educator, with a Multi-faceted career focused on the Civil Rights Movement, rural women and Alabama Blackbelt life. Billie Jean Young holds a Juris Doctorate from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts at Judson. Dr. Young is author of three books: Fear Not the Fall(2004), Now How You Do? A Memoir (2010) and Family Secrets, a woman’s confrontation with child sexual abuse, (2010.) her most recent play, JimmyLee (2009) commemorates the contributions of Jimmie Lee Jackson of Perry County. and Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep: the Margaret Ann Knott Legacy, (2007) which memorializes the martydom of Margaret Ann Knott of Choctaw County.