The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

Large Print - 2017
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In a time when discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, the event that launched the civil rights movement -- the 1955 lynching of a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till -- is now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial.
Publisher: Waterville : Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction, 2017.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410497802
1410497801
Characteristics: large print.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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lukasevansherman
May 01, 2017

"Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him."-Carolyn Bryant Donham
The story of Emmett Till is well-known: Till, an African-American teenager from Chicago, was visiting relatives in Mississippi and talked to a white woman in a store named Carolyn Bryant. She claimed he said vulgar things to her and, simply on her testimony, he was kidnapped and brutally murdered. His killers went free. Timothy Tyson's new book opens with an interview with Bryant, now repentant and saying that nothing happened, certainly nothing to justify Till's murder. Aside from telling the story in detail, Tyson excels at capturing the racial climate of the time and setting the murder in its social and historical context. A story that should never be forgotten.

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

This is an enlightening book especially for people like me who knew nothing about Emmett Till. I'm shocked that I didn't know. Tyson's well researched and well written book is one of many that have come out recently that all people should read.

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Jan 31, 2017

I had to add this to my for later list after watching Mr. Tyson today. I'm a "fan" of Blood Done Sign My Name; if that's what you can call it. We do need people to help us remember our past so we do not continue along the same path.
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/historian-on-emmett-tills-accuser-recanting-story/

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