Marrow, who was black, was chased from a store by three white men after he reportedly made a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow, then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and tobacco warehouses holding millions of dollars in harvested crops.Acclaimed playwright/actor Mike Wiley adapted Tyson’s memoir as a one-man show for the stage.
IF YOU WANT TO GO:
When: March 17-20, 2011
Time: 8:00pm and Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3:00pm
Location: Booth Play House at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (130 N. Tryon St)
Cost: Prices begin at $19.50
For more information: http://www.carolinatix.org/default.asp?tix=59&objId=2471