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Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till / Elliott J. Gorn.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 364.134 GOR (Text) 36626104000070 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Whiting PL - Whiting 364.134 G681 (Text) 51735011916532 Adult department--Reserve books In process -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester 921 TIL (Text) 76682000147915 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780199325122
  • ISBN: 019932512X
  • Physical Description: x, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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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 Wright -- Undertaker Chester Miller -- Sheriff George Smith and deputy John Ed Cothran -- Mamie Till Bradley -- An interracial manhunt -- Willie Reed -- Carolyn Bryant -- Sheriff Clarence Strider -- Doctor L. B. Otken and undertaker H. D. Malone -- Your forefathers will turn over in their graves -- I'm real happy at the result -- The soul of America -- Each of you own a little bit of Emmett -- A propaganda victory for international communism -- Louis Till -- Evil such as the Till case are the result of a system -- As far as I know, the case is closed -- We call upon the president of the United States -- This is a war in Mississippi -- Few talk about the Till case -- The time had come. I could feel it. I could see it. -- We've known his story forever -- A whistle or a wink.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.
Till-Mobley, Mamie, 1921-2003.
Lynching > Mississippi > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Crimes against > Mississippi.
Racism > Mississippi > History > 20th century.
Trials (Murder) > Mississippi > Sumner.
Hate crimes > Mississippi.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Mississippi > Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.

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