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The Resource Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till, Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd

Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till, Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd

Label
Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
Title
Simeon's story
Title remainder
an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd
Title variation
Simeons story
Title variation remainder
an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy from Chicago whose body was battered beyond recognition and dumped in the Tallahatchie River while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in 1955. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement. Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at Caroline Bryant at a grocery store; he was sleeping in the same bed with him when her husband came in and took Emmett away; and he was at the sensational trial. Simeon's Story tells what it was like to grow up in Mississippi in the 1940s; paints a vivid portrait of Moses Wright, Simeon's father, a preacher who bravely testified against the killers; explains exactly what happened during Emmett's visit to Mississippi, clearing up a number of common misperceptions; and shows how the Wright family lived in fear after the trial, and how they endured the years afterward."--Amazon.com
Summary
Documents the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till as remembered by his cousin, sharing descriptions of life in period Mississippi and how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement
Storyline
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
343876
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Simeon
Dewey number
305.8009762
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
013-017
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
W83 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1050
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boyd, Herb
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Emmett
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Till, Emmett
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
Label
Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till, Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Life in Mississippi -- My family -- At home with Mom and Dad -- The abduction -- The trial -- Fear and flight -- In Argo -- Reopening the case and exhuming the body -- Bobo on my mind -- Epilogue : the Till Bill -- Appendix : lies, myths, and distortions
Control code
2009033631
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 144 p.
Isbn
9781556527838
Lccn
2009033631
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)368037283
Label
Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till, Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Life in Mississippi -- My family -- At home with Mom and Dad -- The abduction -- The trial -- Fear and flight -- In Argo -- Reopening the case and exhuming the body -- Bobo on my mind -- Epilogue : the Till Bill -- Appendix : lies, myths, and distortions
Control code
2009033631
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 144 p.
Isbn
9781556527838
Lccn
2009033631
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)368037283

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