Dear Emmett Till Book

Dear Emmett Till

  • Author : Michael Eric Dyson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Date : 2021-03-30
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781250279989

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A letter to Emmett Till, an excerpt from Dyson's longer work, Long Time Coming Here is a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. As Dyson notes: "Rarely has the tragic fact of Black death been as urgently in need of interpretation and engagement as in this moment."

The Blood of Emmett Till Book
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The Blood of Emmett Till

  • Author : Timothy B. Tyson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2017-01-31
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781476714844

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Draws on firsthand testimonies and recovered court transcripts to present a scholarly account of the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till and its role in launching the civil rights movement.

A Wreath for Emmett Till Book
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A Wreath for Emmett Till

  • Author : Marilyn Nelson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Date : 2009-01-12
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780547529479

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A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin. In 1955 people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. In a profound and chilling poem, award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement.

Long Time Coming Book
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Long Time Coming

  • Author : Michael Eric Dyson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Date : 2020-12-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781250276766

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AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER This edition includes illustrations by Everett Dyson From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. “Powerfully illuminating, heart-wrenching, and enlightening.” -Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist “Crushingly powerful, Long Time Coming is an unfiltered Marlboro of black pain.” -Isabel Wilkerson, bestselling author of Caste "Formidable, compelling...has much to offer on our nation’s crucial need for racial reckoning and the way forward." -Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night’s events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation’s history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd’s death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg. Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters—each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney—Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life—and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson’s exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race.

Ghost Boys Book
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Ghost Boys

  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Date : 2018-04-17
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780316262255

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

The Church and the Racial Divide Book

The Church and the Racial Divide

  • Author : Bishop Braxton, Edward K.
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Date : 2021-02-17
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781608338702

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Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act Book

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : African Americans
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : PSU:000061502154

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In Remembrance of Emmett Till Book

In Remembrance of Emmett Till

  • Author : Darryl Mace
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Date : 2014-07-15
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780813145372

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On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were acquitted of murdering Till and dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River, and later that year, an all-white grand jury chose not to indict the men on kidnapping charges. A few months later, Bryant and Milam admitted to the crime in an interview with the national media. They were never convicted. Although Till's body was mutilated, his mother ordered that his casket remain open during the funeral service so that the country could observe the results of racially motivated violence in the Deep South. Media attention focused on the lynching fanned the flames of regional tension and impelled many individuals -- including Rosa Parks -- to become vocal activists for racial equality. In this innovative study, Darryl Mace explores media coverage of Till's murder and provides a close analysis of the regional and racial perspectives that emerged. He investigates the portrayal of the trial in popular and black newspapers in Mississippi and the South, documents posttrial reactions, and examines Till's memorialization in the press to highlight the media's role in shaping regional and national opinions. Provocative and compelling, In Remembrance of Emmett Till provides a valuable new perspective on one of the sparks that ignited the civil rights movement.

Let the People See Book

Let the People See

  • Author : Elliott J. Gorn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2018-10-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780199325139

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The world knows the story of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy supposedly flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who worked behind the counter of a country store, while visiting family in Mississippi. Three days later, his mangled body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers, Bryant's husband and his half-brother, were eventually acquitted on technicalities by an all-white jury despite overwhelming evidence. It seemed another case of Southern justice. Then details of what had happened to Till became public, which they did in part because Emmett's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, insisted that his casket remain open during his funeral. The world saw the horror, and Till's story gripped the country and sparked outrage. Black journalists drove down to Mississippi and risked their lives interviewing townsfolk, encouraging witnesses, spiriting those in danger out of the region, and above all keeping the news cycle turning. It continues to turn. In 2005, fifty years after the murder, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott J. Gorn delves more fully than anyone has into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will. Till's murder marked a turning point, Gorn shows, and yet also reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior endure, and why we must look hard at them.

Human Sexuality Book

Human Sexuality

  • Author : Craig A. Hill
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Date : 2007-08-08
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781506320120

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"Although intended as a textbook, this accessible book could as well serve in an academic collection as a useful source of background material for a variety of readers." —CHOICE "Craig Hill's new text is a welcome addition to the textbooks available for undergraduate courses on human sexuality. It goes beyond the standard topics found in many books and seriously integrates social psychological research and theory on human sexuality. This book is just the type of serious treatment of psychological aspects of human sexuality that I have been seeking for some time for my course." —Irene Hanson Frieze, Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Human Sexuality: Personality and Social Psychological Perspectives presents the topics typically covered in human sexuality courses, rooting the presentation in a strong psychological perspective. Author Craig Hill focuses on personality and social psychological theory to provide students with a conceptual understanding of the psychological factors involved in sexuality, and he encourages students to build upon that foundation by challenging them to think critically about the material in various ways. He also emphasizes the scientific investigation of sexuality, offering a solid review of the research literature. Key Features Focuses predominantly on the psychological aspects of sexuality: The topics covered and the organization of the book are ideally suited for instructors who wish to emphasize psychological factors involved in sexuality. Stresses the symbiotic relationship between research and theory: The book provides a more accurate and complete understanding of the way in which science generates sound evidence that informs theories pertaining to sexuality and how those theories, in turn, inform further inquiry. Presents real-life examples: Personal anecdotes enable students to relate concepts and information to the lives of real people and to their own lives, making the information clearer and more meaningful to

Who Killed Emmett Till Book

Who Killed Emmett Till

  • Author : Susan Klopfer
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2010-01-30
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780982604915

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The Mississippi Delta is not a place I would have picked to live and if you had asked me a few years ago what I knew about the region, it would have been a puzzle since I knew nothing of its history or culture -- I'd never even heard of Emmett Till.

One Day It ll All Make Sense Book
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One Day It ll All Make Sense

  • Author : Common
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2012-09-18
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781451625882

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The Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor shares the story of his life, from his youth on Chicago's Southside and rise in the hip-hop industry to his movie appearances and the lessons he has learned as a son and a father.

Hung Book


  • Author : Scott Poulson-Bryant
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Date : 2011-02-23
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307781413

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A brilliant look at the pervasive belief that African American men are prodigiously endowed, from the author’s own experiences to sharp analysis of how black male sexuality is expressed in art, literature, media, sports, and pornography “Scott really goes there, talking honestly and telling secrets about the black phallus and its, uh, massive impact on America.” —Touré “Hung” is a double entendre, referring not only to penis size but to the fact that black men were once literally hung from trees, often for their perceived sexual prowess and the supposed risk it posed to white women. As a poignant reminder, Scott Poulson-Bryant begins his book with a letter to Emmett Till, the teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in the mid-1950s for whistling at a white woman. For Poulson-Bryant and other men of his generation, society’s deep-seated obsession with the sexual powers of black men has had an enormous, if often deceptive, influence on how they perceive themselves and on the assumptions made by others. His tales of his sexual encounters with both sexes, along with anecdotes about the lives of various friends and colleagues, are wryly and at times shockingly revealing. Enduring racial perceptions have shaped popular culture as well, and Poulson-Bryant offers a thorough, thought-provoking look at media-created images of the “Well-Hung Black Male.” He deftly deconstructs movies like Mandingo and Shaft, articles in the popular press, and edgy works like Robert Mapplethorpe’s Black Book, while also providing distinctive profiles of icons like porn star Lexington Steele and rapper L.L. Cool J. A mixture of memoir and cultural commentary, Hung is the first book to take on phallic fixation and uncover what lies below.

Getting Away with Murder Book
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Getting Away with Murder

  • Author : Chris Crowe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2003
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780803728042

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Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

Emmett Book


  • Author : Clenora Hudson, PhD
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Date : 2014-06-02
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781496916334

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“So help me God, until my dying day, I’m going to be fighting this thing. I’m not going to be fighting color. I’m not going to be fighting creed. I’m not going to be fighting anyone’s belief, so long as it’s a safe and sound one, so long as it doesn’t reach out and destroy me or destroy someone else. . . . We should stand up, we should make a stand once and for all, we should say that we’re going to live as men and women.” (Excerpt, Mamie’s 2nd speaking engagement in South Bend, IN, following the trial in Money, MS , OCT 1955--Hudson-Weems, Emmett Till: Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement, 1994, p. 240) The fervent prayers of Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, for everlasting justice and transcendent mercy have been finally answered through this gripping narrative by Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems. Emmett speaks eternal truth to power. —Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.--President and CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Truly we have witnessed it all. We have seen the anger, felt the pain, endured the violence. From submissiveness, to rebellion, to assimilation, at last Emmett’s story and Whitten’s redemption bring true heroes and iconic models for us all. —Aubrey Bruce--Senior Sports Columnist New Pittsburgh Courier In Emmett, Clenora gives us all that we need to advance to positive 21st. century race relations, which could greatly curtail racial domination thus, escalating to racial healing. A cause célèbre, coming on the heels of The Butler, 12 Years a Slave and Selma, Emmett no doubt is both timely and urgent! —Barry Morrow--Oscar Award Winning Co-Writer of Rain Man and Producer