Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story by Timothy B. Tyson

By Timothy B. Tyson

“Daddy and Roger and ’em shot ’em a nigger.” these phrases, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson through a playmate, heralded a ?restorm that might endlessly remodel the tobacco industry city of Oxford, North Carolina.

On could eleven, 1970, Henry Marrow, a twenty-three-year-old black veteran, walked right into a crossroads shop owned by way of Robert Teel and got here out working. Teel and of his sons chased and beat Marrow, then killed him in public as he pleaded for his life.

Like many small Southern cities, Oxford had slightly been touched via the civil rights move. yet within the wake of the killing, younger African americans took to the streets. whereas attorneys battled within the courthouse, the Klan raged within the shadows and black Vietnam veterans torched the town’s tobacco warehouses. Tyson’s father, the pastor of Oxford’s all-white Methodist church, steered town to return to phrases with its bloody racial heritage. in any case, although, the Tyson kinfolk was once compelled to maneuver away.

Tim Tyson’s riveting narrative of that fiery summer time brings gritty blues fact, hovering gospel imaginative and prescient, and down-home humor to a surprising episode of our heritage. Like To Kill a Mockingbird, Blood performed signal My Name is a vintage portrait of an unforgettable time and position.

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