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New Amazon Review Posted on The Emmett Till Book – “… reads like a thriller.”


I am happy to announce a new Amazon Customer Review on  The Emmett Till Book  (The Amazon edition is in print, only, but The Emmett Till Book is also available for eBook Format at Lulu, Nook, and iBook.)  The Emmett Till Book, by Susan Klopfer (a quick read about an important Mississippi murder)***** ***** ***** 1 of 1 […]

The Sumner, Mississippi courthouse We’re coming upon the 59th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till. In observation of this event, I’ve put up the entire audio book of Who Killed Emmett Till? for free download. I invite you to click over and take a look at this blogged book. Lots of fascinating history. Let me know […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Recent Trip to The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta

miss2010 “ Click on the above photo of the old Drew, Miss. jail. When the photo page appears, you can click on “slideshow” to see a presentation of 62 photos. Locations include Drew, Ruleville, Webb, Greenville, Parchman, and Winona. Just returned from a week in the Delta where I shot these photos. Fascinating part of […]

Valley Swim Club; Shades of the Old South

“In the little town of Drew, where Emmett Till was killed in 1954, the “public” swimming pool is filled with dirt. That happened in the 1960s when the town council learned they were going to have to integrate their pools.” HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pennsylvania (CNN) — The president of The Valley Swim Club on Friday strongly […]

Civil Rights Struggle Recalled by Mississippian

Silver Rights By WES HELBLINGPublished: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 3:27 PM CDT Gloria [Carter] Dickerson was 12 years old when she paused from her back breaking labor in a Mississippi cotton field and questioned whether God had put her on the earth to do better things. Little did she know of the historic role her […]

Mavis Staples; From the Land of Emmett Till


Mavis Staples Mavis Staples has a new CD. The Drew, Miss. (now living in Chicago) throaty singer’s latest CD, “We’ll Never Turn Back,” ….takes “freedom songs” from the days she spent in the thick of the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s and delivers them with a flinty edge guaranteed to jar anyone […]