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Blood done sign my name [electronic resource] : a true story / Timothy B. Tyson.

By: Tyson, Timothy B.
Contributor(s): Dean, Robertson | Books on Tape, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, [2008]ISBN: 9781415953976 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 141595397X (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Oxford (N.C.) -- Race relations | African Americans -- Crimes against -- North Carolina -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century | Murder -- North Carolina -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century | Trials (Murder) -- North Carolina -- Oxford | Riots -- North Carolina -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century | Tyson, Timothy B. -- Childhood and youth | Whites -- North Carolina -- Oxford -- Biography | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Oxford -- Biography | Oxford (N.C.) -- BiographyGenre/Form: Audiobooks.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 975.6/535/00496073 Online resources: Click Here to Access Title | Excerpt Read by Robertson Dean.Summary: The battle for civil rights was not won in the sixties -- certainly not in many parts of the country. It never touched Oxford, North Carolina, where young Tim Tyson was growing up. In 1970, when a black man was killed in the town square by a Klansman and his sons, and an all-white jury acquitted the murderers, both blacks and whites were swept into a firestorm. Amid the violence and fear that enveloped the town, Tim's father attempted to bring the two sides together, only to be reviled as a traitor to both sides. Tim -- now a professor of African-American studies at the University of Wisconsin -- has written a memoir of that turbulent summer, and has gone back, thirty years later, to find a remnant of scorched justice.
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Read by Robertson Dean.

Duration: 11:57:16.

The battle for civil rights was not won in the sixties -- certainly not in many parts of the country. It never touched Oxford, North Carolina, where young Tim Tyson was growing up. In 1970, when a black man was killed in the town square by a Klansman and his sons, and an all-white jury acquitted the murderers, both blacks and whites were swept into a firestorm. Amid the violence and fear that enveloped the town, Tim's father attempted to bring the two sides together, only to be reviled as a traitor to both sides. Tim -- now a professor of African-American studies at the University of Wisconsin -- has written a memoir of that turbulent summer, and has gone back, thirty years later, to find a remnant of scorched justice.

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