The Blood of Emmett Till

  • by Timothy B. Tyson
  • Narrated by Rhett S. Price
  • 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mississippi, 1955: 14-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.

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Gripping Tale and Story.

Rhett S price did a terrific job narrating the story; he really made it come to life.
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- Tim

Excellent overall

The overall research was awesome. This case was heartbreaking when I learned about it as a child and remains heartbreaking. I loved how the author saw it's correlation to BLM. This story made me cry for the countless Emmet Tills and Trayvon Martins but the narrator was lacking. His mispronunciation of Mamie Till's name was horrible. Instead of Mamie he called her Mammy. But the actual text was so powerful I listened anyway.
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- ayodele higgs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2017
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC