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The Resource The blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson

The blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson

Label
The blood of Emmett Till
Title
The blood of Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
Timothy B. Tyson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, "How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!" Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before? In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. The national coalition organized to protest the Till lynching became the foundation of the modern civil rights movement. Only weeks later, Rosa Parks thought about young Emmett as she refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Five years later, the Emmett Till generation, forever marked by the vicious killing of a boy their own age, launched sit-in campaigns that turned the struggle into a mass movement. "I can hear the blood of Emmett Till as it calls from the ground," shouted a black preacher in Albany, Georgia. But what actually happened to Emmett Till -- not the icon of injustice but the flesh-and-blood boy? Part detective story, part political history, cultural scholar Timothy Tyson draws on a wealth of new evidence, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant, the white woman in whose name Till was killed
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Tyson, Timothy B
Dewey number
364.1/34
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Emmett
  • Till, Emmett
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Hate crimes
  • United States
  • Mississippi
  • Large type books
  • African Americans
  • HISTORY
  • Large type books
  • African Americans
  • Hate crimes
  • Lynching
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • United States
Label
The blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-523)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn964504396
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497802
Lccn
2016059211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)964504396
Label
The blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-523)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn964504396
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497802
Lccn
2016059211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)964504396

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