Lyle Gibson is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City (MA History) and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (BA, History). He teaches history in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at the Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley.
Gibson started working on an historical documentary with film makers Jermaine Thomas and Benjamin Meade in 2015. The film Black Tie White Tie is an adaptation of Gibson’s book with the same title. Gibson served as writer; voice over narrator; and producer for the film. Gibson also worked on the historical promotional on Western Baptist Bible College as producer; writer and narrator. In 2018, Lyle founded The Elijah Adkins Reed Historical Preservation Society, a non-profit organization geared towards preserving America’s history through film.