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The Resource Let the people see: : the story of emmett till

Let the people see: : the story of emmett till

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Let the people see: : the story of emmett till
Title
Let the people see:
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the story of emmett till
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Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knows the story of the murder of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy was murdered in Mississippi for having--supposedly--flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who was working behind the counter of a store. Emmett was taken from the home of a relative later that night by white men; three days later, his naked body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers were acquitted, but details of what had happened to him became public; the story gripped the country and sparked outrage.It continues to turn. The murder has been the subject of books and documentaries, rising and falling in number with anniversaries and tie-ins, and shows no sign of letting up. The Till murder continues to haunt the American conscience. Fifty years later, in 2005, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott Gorn delves into facets of the case never before studied and considers how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and likely always will. Even as it marked a turning point, Gorn shows, hauntingly, it reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior linger in new faces, and how deeply embedded racism in America remains. Gorn does full justice to both Emmett and the Till Case--the boy and the symbol--and shows how and why their intersection illuminates a number of crossroads: of north and south, black and white, city and country, industrialization and agriculture, rich and poor, childhood and adulthood."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1951-
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Gorn, Elliott J.
Dewey number
  • 364.1/34
  • 364.1
LC call number
HV6465.M7
LC item number
G67 2018
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  • Till, Emmett
  • Till-Mobley, Mamie
  • Lynching
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Hate crimes
  • United States
  • Mississippi
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Let the people see: : the story of emmett till
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Brodart Bibz On-Order Record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-368) and index
Contents
I seen two knees and feet -- Argo, Illinois -- Money, Mississippi -- I'm kinda scared there's been foul play -- Lynching -- We will not be integrated -- Let the people see what they did to my boy -- Mississippi's infamy -- Trial -- A good place to raise a boy -- The news capitol of the United States -- Fair and impartial men -- Moses Chester Miller -- Undertaker Chester Miller -- Sheriff Chester Miller
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 380 pages
Isbn
9780199325122
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2018001885
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
121785556
Label
Let the people see: : the story of emmett till
Note
Brodart Bibz On-Order Record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-368) and index
Contents
I seen two knees and feet -- Argo, Illinois -- Money, Mississippi -- I'm kinda scared there's been foul play -- Lynching -- We will not be integrated -- Let the people see what they did to my boy -- Mississippi's infamy -- Trial -- A good place to raise a boy -- The news capitol of the United States -- Fair and impartial men -- Moses Chester Miller -- Undertaker Chester Miller -- Sheriff Chester Miller
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 380 pages
Isbn
9780199325122
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2018001885
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
121785556

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