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Amazon Reviewer – The Emmett Till Book, and To Kill a Mockingbird

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Share| Emmett Till was murdered in the Mississippi Delta (outside of Drew, Miss.) in the hot summer of 1955. 60th anniversary occurs in 2015. FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW POSTED ON AMAZON: The Emmett Till Book reads like a great thriller, told with breathtaking detail…a must read Emmett Till wasn’t just another child in the wrong […]

Definitive History Book on Emmett Till Set for August Publication — 60th Anniversary of Till’s Death in Mississippi

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Share| (NOTE — Devery Anderson’s fascinating notes on the family and major players involved in the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, and of those involved in the trial of his murderers, appear at the end of The Emmett Till Book, by Susan Klopfer.) Author Devery Anderson: Photo by Emily Hatch Author Devery S. Anderson has announced […]

School Library Journal Staff Recognizes New Emmett Till Book

“This first person testimony about the kidnapping of Emmett Till will captivate readers who search for the truth and appreciate the kind of perspective that only a loved one can offer. Wright, tells the story of his cousin Emmett Till’s visit to Mississippi, Till’s fateful encounter with a white store clerk, and ultimate kidnapping and […]

Murder of Emmett Till, 1955, Still Has Effect on 68-Year-Old Man; Member ‘Little Rock Nine’

Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who broke racial barriers during the tense desegregation of an Arkansas high school, shared this and other stories Friday night at the Plaza Resort and Spa. He spoke at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch NAACP’s 37th annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. […]

Simeon Wrights Tells His Story: What Happened to Emmett Till: New Civil Rights Book

Saturday, August 20, 1955, Emmett and his cousin, Wheeler Parker, boarded the Illinois Central train to visit Emmett’s great-uncle, Mose Wright, his second cousin, Simeon Wright, his cousins Maurice and Robert Wright, and friends, all of whom he had visited before in the Mississippi Delta, near Money, Mississippi. They arrived in Mississippi on Sunday, August […]