Emmett Till offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the 14-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.
For six decades the Till story has continued to haunt the South as the lingering injustice of Till's murder and the aftermath altered many lives. Fifty years after the murder, renewed interest in the case led the Justice Department to open an investigation into identifying and possibly prosecuting accomplices of the two men originally tried. Between 2004 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the first real probe into the killing and turned up important information that had been lost for decades.
This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come. In Emmett Till, Anderson corrects the historical record and presents this critical saga in its entirety.
The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.
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An important story narrated with power and warmth
It is such an important book, part of our country's history and is a pattern we see again and again in today's world.
It is heartbreaking the amount of empathy I have for Emmett.
I haven't but he is fantastic. Such a wonderful voice, used with such power.
It was. I wish I could have listen to it all at once.
- R. Nance
Mannnnn this was a great listen!
The aftermath of the trial. It exposed more details than what I was exposed to before.
The narration really brought the story to life!