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Who Killed Emmett Till? Historical Emmett Till Photos Now on PINTEREST Board

Thank you for dropping by … I have been posting many images relating to Emmett Till’s lynching, an important civil rights event that took place in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta.  This year is the 60th anniversary of this spark that helped drive the modern civil rights movement. You are invited to follow this link to […]

Mamie Till: refusing the coverup of her son’s lynching

By the summer of 1955, Mamie Till was a hard-working single mother of a teenage boy. They lived in Chicago. Mamie often worked long hours and her son, Emmett, tried hard to help with errands and chores around the house. He wanted to spend the end of the summer in Money, Mississippi visiting his cousins. […]

Quick way to learn what happened to Emmett Till

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Who Killed Emmett Till? https://payhip.com/b/x9dV by Susan Klopfer 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 […]

New civil rights book rife with “parallels, intersections and coincidence”

The Street Sweeper Elliot PerlmanRiverhead, $28.95 5 STARS “The Street Sweeper” tells the stories of two men whose lives would seem to have little to do with each other. Lamont Williams is an African American recently released from prison after serving six years for an armed robbery in which he was only tangentially involved. Adam […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: new book changes the story, but not the impact

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Emmett Till’s mother shows her pain at the Chicago showing of his open casket. “Gathering of Waters” opens in the early 20th century in Oklahoma, with a girl named Doll possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. But after an unsuccessful exorcism and a decision by Doll’s mother to put her up for adoption, […]