Watch Blood Done Sign My Name
- 2 hr 8 min
"Blood Done Sign My Name" is a movie released in 2010 based on an autobiographical novel of the same name. The movie adaptation of Timothy Tyson's book was adapted for film by Jeb Stuart, who also directed the film. Ricky Schroder, Michael Rooker, and Benson Miller starred in the story of the murder of an African-American man, Henry Marrow, in 1970. The film adaptation was shot in, and around, North Carolina cities to replicate the Oxford, NC, tale of Morrow who was a Vietnam vet killed by whites and the chaos that followed. The movie enters the autobiographical vein because one of its story lines features Tyson and his process of hearing the story from others involved in the original incident. Nate Parker plays the pivotal role of Dr. Ben Chavis, who led an economic boycott of local stores when an all-white jury cleared Morrow's white killers of murder charges. Chavis went on to become an influential civil rights leader and youngest-ever president and CEO of the NAACP. The movie starts at the traditional ending with a verdict in the case. It moves through repercussions of the verdict in a straightforward narrative.