He laid bare the raw wounds of racial violence in Blood Done Sign My Name, his award-winning book, which was also the basis for a movie. Now Tim Tyson returns Friday, February 17, at 7 pm with his first full-length work since then, The Blood of Emmett Till. Tim takes on the seminal 1955 act that launched the Civil Rights movement. Part mystery, part history – you only think you know the story of what happened.
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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.
This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Williams and his followers used machine guns, dynamite, and Molotov cocktails to confront Klan terrorists.