Emmett Till : the murder that shocked the world and propelled the civil rights movement

Anderson, Devery S., author

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  • Creator Devery S. Anderson ; foreword by Julian Bond
  • Format Books
  • Publication Jackson, MS : University Press of Mississippi, [2015]
  • Physical Details
    • xxiii, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781496802842, 1496802845, 9781496802859
  • OCLC ocn904801152


  • "Emmett Till offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-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."--Publisher information.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-527) and index.


  • pt. 1. In black and white : Mother and son ; Mississippi welcomes Emmett Till ; Murder heard round the world ; Countdown ; Tallahatchie trial, Part 1 ; Tallahatchie trial, Part 2 ; Protests, rumors, and revelations ; Clamor, conflict, and another jury ; The Look story and its aftermath ; Never the same -- pt. 2. In living color : Revival ; Seeking justice in a new era ; The legacy of Emmett Till -- Epilogue: Seeing clearly -- Appendix: Piecing the puzzle
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