The Blood of Emmett Till

Discussion on: 
05/06/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Timothy B. Tyson

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A reexamining of a pivotal event of the Civil Rights movement: the 1955 lynching of 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.  Part detective story, part political history, this book draws on a wealth of new evidence, including a shocking admission of Till's innocece from the woman in whose name he was killed.