Civil Rights Essay

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July 26, 2015 Olga Barrios HIS-132-IT1 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME. INTRODUCTION The author, Tim Tyson (Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin), was a kid living in Oxford when the crime happened. His father was a well-known Methodist minister, which put him in the middle of the maelstrom, as everyone tried to cope with the tragic cruelty of one man's death, and the marches, speeches and fire-bombings that followed. Whites retreated behind stately porches; the Klan came in to make a statement about what would happen to anyone who tried to go up against the men who had committed the murder; and the blacks of the town, finally tired of waiting for the rights they had been guaranteed, ran amok. * What was his purpose in writing this book? His main purpose in writing this book was given a general approach about of civil rights, religion, politics, race, gender, history, and the heritage of racial supremacy into which he was born. The writer also explain the most profound statement of the effects of the race and the black power movement, because he is white, and belonged to a family Methodist whose father historically worked against racial oppression but unfortunately he lost that battle. In spite of what really his father was thinking and wanted, the Tyson family was forced to move away. Tyson traces his own family history, and that of the killers and the victim, drawing the lines that intersected and diverged as white liberals like his father tried to find common Christian cause with the oppressed and tormented African Americans whose culture they shared. Ultimately, there was no meeting place for the players, though a distant goodwill was always maintained beyond the barricades. * How did white supremacy influence the various aspects of life in the South? After Reconstruction, whites in “redeemed” Southern states

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