Blood Done Sign My Name A True Story
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Description: “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 town’s tobacco warehouses. Tyson’s father, the pastor of Oxford’s 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 Tyson’s 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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Publication date: 5/3/2005
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|"Too Close Not to Touch"|
|Miss Amy's Witness|
|King Jesus and Dr. King|
|The Death of Henry Marrow|
|Drinkin' That Freedom Wine|
|Our "Other South"|
|The Cash Register at the Pool Hall|
|Perry Mason in the Shoeshine Parlor|
|We All Have Our Own Stories|
|"Go Back to the Last Place Where You Knew Who You Were"|
|Epilogue: Blood Done Sign My Name|
|Notes on Sources|