Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story Author Timothy B. Tyson
ISBN-10 1400083117
ISBN-13 9781400083114
Year 2005-05-03
Pages 355
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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Daddy and Roger and em shot em a nigger Those words whispered to ten year old Tim Tyson by a playmate heralded a restorm that would forever transform the tobacco market town of Oxford North Carolina On May 11 1970 Henry Marrow a twenty three year old black veteran walked into a crossroads store owned by Robert Teel and came out running Teel and two of his sons chased and beat Marrow then killed him in public as he pleaded for his life Like many small Southern towns Oxford had barely been touched by the civil rights movement But in the wake of the killing young African Americans took to the streets While lawyers battled in the courthouse the Klan raged in the shadows and black Vietnam veterans torched the towns tobacco warehouses Tysons father the pastor of Oxfords all white Methodist church urged the town to come to terms with its bloody racial history In the end however the Tyson family was forced to move away Tim Tysons riveting narrative of that fiery summer brings gritty blues truth soaring gospel vision and down home humor to a shocking episode of our history Like To Kill a Mockingbird Blood Done Sign My Name is a classic portrait of an unforgettable time and place

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