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The blood of Emmett Till / Timothy B. Tyson.

Tyson, Timothy B, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781476714844
  • ISBN: 1476714843
  • ISBN: 9781476714851
  • ISBN: 1476714851
  • Physical Description: x, 291 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Nothing that boy did -- Boots on the porch -- Growing up Black in Chicago -- Emmett in Chicago and "Little Mississippi" -- Pistol-whipping at Christmas -- The incident -- On the third day -- Mama made the earth tremble -- Warring regiments of Mississippi -- Black Monday -- People we don't need around here any more -- Fixed opinions -- Mississippi underground -- "There he is" -- Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you -- The verdict of the world -- Protest politics -- Killing Emmett Till -- Epilogue: the children of Emmett Till.
Summary, etc.: The event that launched the civil rights movement-the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till-now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial. 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.
Summary: The event that launched the civil rights movement-the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till-now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial. 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.

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