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N.C. native author to give special lecture

N.C. native author to give special lecture

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Dr. Timothy B. Tyson

N.C. native author to give special lecture

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“Blood Done Sign My Name”

08.31.2005Arts & Entertainment

SANFORD — On Wednesday, September 21, Central Carolinarn Community College (CCCC) will host a special lecturern event featuring author Dr. Timothy B. Tyson, who hasrn penned three books and is working on his fourth.

rn His most recent title, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” wasrn published in May 2004 by Crown Publishers and selectedrn by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill forrn the 2005-2006 Summer Reading Program.

rn In the book Tyson recounts a racial murder committedrn in his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina in 1970 byrn the father of a childhood friend and the uprising thatrn followed in the black community.

rn “rn Blood Done Sign My Name” won a Christopher Award,rn the North Caroliniana Book Award and was a finalist forrn the National Book Critics Circle Award.

rn The lecture, which is free and open to the public, willrn begin seating at 7:15 p.m. September 21 at the Dennisrn A. Wicker Civic Center. The lecture will run from 7:30rn to 8:30 p.m. with a book signing to follow.

rn The lecture will be preceded by music from gospel singerrn and recording artist Mary D. Williams. Awarded the 2004rn Female Vocalist Prestige Award by the N.C. Gospel Announcersrn Guild, Williams’ voice has been described as reminiscentrn of Mahalia Jackson.

rn Tyson is professor of Afro-American Studies at the Universityrn of Wisconsin-Madison, visiting professor of Americanrn Christianity and Southern Culture at the Duke Divinityrn School and senior scholar at the Center for Documentaryrn Studies at Duke University. From 2004 through 2005, hern served as the John Hope Franklin senior fellow at thern National Humanities Center.

rn Tyson, married with two children, has a bachelor’srn degree from Emory University and a master’s degreern and doctorate from Duke University.

rn CCCC Foundation raffle tickets will also be on sale atrn the event for $5 apiece.  The raffle winner willrn receive the use of a two-bedroom luxury condo at Chetolarn Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C. November 19 through 26.  Thern drawing for the vacation package will be held at thern conclusion of the Foundation Golf Classic at Quail Ridgern Golf Course Wednesday, September 28.  Raffle ticketsrn will also be on sale at CCCC libraries.  Call (919)rn 718-7332 for more details.