Emmett Till

Emmett Till

The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Book - 2015
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This book ffers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. His death and the acquittal of his killers by an all-white jury set off a firestorm of protests that reverberated all over the world and spurred on the civil rights movement. Like no other event in modern history, the death of Emmett Till provoked people all over the United States to seek social change.
Publisher: Jackson, MS : University Press of Mississippi, 2015
ISBN: 9781496802842
Characteristics: xxiii, 552 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jun 07, 2016

A must read! Outside of the book, Roy Bryant & J.w. Milam both murdered Emmit Till then later sold the murder in detail to LOOK magazine after being acquitted. Carol Bryant showed encouragement for her husband Roy's acts. Roy and J.W. claim that they were later run out of town & Mississippi (but somehow ended up back in Mississippi) because of the legacy of Emmit Till. J.W. lost his stores due to boycotts (yeah) & had to farm (but had the worst luck & went broke) Roy (later turned legally blind and unhealthy and broke) blames Emmit for how bad things got for him later on in life. All involved have had their lives supposedly threatened (yet they lived, which means even those alleged individuals have better consideration for life than these three losers (Roy, Carol and J.W.). Roy supposedly has a sister named Alene Winston of Bellbrook, Ohio. What a family tree. I want to thank Mamie Till for fighting this broken system for her son and having an open casket funeral to expose the devils to the world. The gov. failed Emmit. God rest Mamie and Emmit's souls and bless your family for years to come. Emmit's death showed black people that we could either fight or continue to die if we continued to accept the government laws at the time and the treatment from a racist fuled society.


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