Getting Away With Murder

  • by Chris Crowe
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans - black and white - were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers. Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks. In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.

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well written, well performed, it's amazing how we see history repeating itself even today, we've come a long way but we still have far to go
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- Schyler Chennault

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible