Historian Timothy Tyson Discusses His Acclaimed Memoir 'Blood Done Sign My Name'

This event was held on January 16, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL and the University of Michigan Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies invite you to spend an evening with acclaimed writer and historian Timothy Tyson. He will discuss his memoir - soon to be made into a major motion picture - of the South and civil rights. Mr. Tyson will be accompanied by musician and singer Mary Williams, who will perform at this event. The event will include a book signing, with books available for purchase.

Timothy Tyson is an American writer and historian from North Carolina, currently serving as Senior Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, with secondary appointments in the Duke Divinity School and the Department of History. He is also adjunct professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His narrative of the fiery summer of 1970 in Oxford, North Carolina, brings gritty blues truth, soaring gospel vision, and down-home humor to a shocking episode of our history.

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