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Blood Done Sign My Name

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow then killed him in view of multiple witnesses.

Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded to the events with an uprising that destroyed businesses and warehouses holding at least a million dollars in harvested crops. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life and offers all of us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.  Ticket information is at the link listed below.

Recommended for Middle School ages and up.

Details

Date:
October 20, 2020
Time:
10:00 am
Website:
www.uncp.edu/resources/gpac/stage-youth-series

Organizer

Givens Performing Arts Center
Phone:
910-521-6361

Venue

Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC), on the campus of UNCP
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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Phone:
910.521.6552
Website:
www.uncp.edu/resources/givens-performing-arts-center