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The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

Written by Timothy B. Tyson

Narrated by Rhett S. Price


The Blood of Emmett Till

Written by Timothy B. Tyson

Narrated by Rhett S. Price

ratings:
5/5 (16 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Feb 7, 2017
ISBN:
9781520065038
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Demands revisiting…

This book may have contributed to the Justice Department reopening the investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi. Part detective story, part political history, it reveals shocking new evidence and proves that some stories in history demand revisiting.

Description

Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched 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, Tyson revises the history of the Till case, using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.
Released:
Feb 7, 2017
ISBN:
9781520065038
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Timothy B. Tyson is senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, adjunct professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and author of The Blood of Emmett Till.



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  • (5/5)
    This book is very well written and conveys what we still know in 2017- that racism is still alive and kicking all over the United States! Hate is a taught and learned behavior which must not be allowed to flourish either in words or actions. Zero tolerance.
  • (5/5)
    This was one of the most eye opening books about Emmett Tills life and murder I’ve ever read.