Blood Done Sign My Name

Blood Done Sign My Name

A True Story

eBook - 2004
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The author returns to his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina, to make sense of the thirty-year-old murder of a black man by a Klansman, and the Klansman's subsequent acquittal by an all-white jury.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9780307419934
0307419932
Summary: The author returns to his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina, to make sense of the thirty-year-old murder of a black man by a Klansman, and the Klansman's subsequent acquittal by an all-white jury.

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ
Feb 23, 2016

Blood Done Signed My Name is both a historical account and a memoir. Timothy Tyson describes his memories of being an 11 year old in Oxford, NC the night Dickie Marrow is murdered in the street. The murder leads to riots, protest marches, and a boycott. The three people responsible for the murder are acquitted. Years later, Tyson decides to go back to Oxford to write about the murder of Dickie Marrow and its aftermath. He traces his own family’s history and how it coincided with the history of the South. He also discusses how things have and haven’t changed in North Carolina since the events of 1970.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 04, 2014

Highly recommended memoir of racial segregation and social change in North Carolina during the civil rights movement and "Black Power" movement of the early 1970s. Tyson educates while he keeps the reader enthralled with this tale of murder, injustice, and eventually redemption in the hope of a new generation.

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kaybea
Jan 18, 2013

It's not my style of writing, therefore only one star. However, you may like it.

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