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Author Tyson, Timothy B., author.

Title The blood of Emmett Till / Timothy B. Tyson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  364.134 TYS    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  364.134 TYS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  364.134 TYS    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index.
Summary In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till, who had come down from Chicago to visit relatives in Mississippi, was murdered by a group of white men. He had gone into a small country store a few days earlier and made flirtatious remarks to a white woman, twenty-one-year-old Carolyn Bryant; Bryant’s husband and brother-in-law were two of Till’s attackers. They were never convicted, but Till’s lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It set off a wave of protests across the country, helped the NAACP gain thousands of members, and inspired famous activists like Rosa Parks to stand up and fight for equal rights for the first time. Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson’s The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, The Blood of Emmett Till redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history.
Subject Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.
Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi -- Sumner.
Hate crimes -- Mississippi.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
ISBN 9781476714844 (hardcover)
1476714843 (hardcover)
9781476714851 (pbk.)
1476714851 (pbk.)
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