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From the Land of Emmett Till: Guest Blog HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR]

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Hunter Bear  (April 6 2014) Dr. John Salter, sociologist and civil rights activist and author For the past several months, we’ve been getting a fair amount of attention with respect to my several years of very successful grassroots organizing in the Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt back in the ’60s.  We accomplished a great  many tangible things in […]

Two Free Mississippi Civil Rights eBooks Placed Online by Author Susan Klopfer

For My Book-reading Friends —Today I’ve put up two links to free civil-rights books Who Killed Emmett Till (unabridged) can be found for download on Scribd  at http://www.scribd.com/doc/177874558/Who-Killed-Emmett-Till and Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited is available for online reading at http://themiddleoftheinternet.com/OnlineBooks/Rebels/index.html About these books — Who Killed Emmett Till? Susan Klopfer’s newest addition to […]

EMMETT TILL: 60TH ANNIVERSARY

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Share| In observation of the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till. 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 what you think. Thanks, Susan Click […]

Can Hip-Hop Redeem Itself? Blogger Asks — After Emmett Till / L’il Wayne Fiasco

The Emmett Till Highway — a nice idea, but the sign keeps getting torn down. Maybe this would be something to inspire a Hip-Hop creation about Emmett. Blogger Travis M. Andrews addresses this in a new Blog for the Huffington Post — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/travis-m-andrews/emmett-till-hip-hop_b_3423107.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share (and interviews me!!). It’s a fascinating blog look at who knows this […]

George Zimmerman Waives Rights to Pretrial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity: Why?

Did you catch this news? Zimmerman, sworn in MIAMI — With a softly spoken, “Yes, Your Honor,” George Zimmerman officially waived his right to a pretrial “Stand Your Ground” immunity hearing on Tuesday, choosing instead to lay out his self-defense case before a jury. Reported by The New York Times — What do you think? 

Civil Rights Division Picks Up Steam

After decades of working to enhance civil rights, Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Tom Perez has brought his expertise to the person who could make the most use of it — President-elect Barack Obama. The House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held its first oversight hearing this week of […]

Nooses and Legacy of Lynching; Prof Speaks About Emmett Till

Contrary to popular belief, nooses and lynching are not, strictly speaking, things of the past. The lynching narrative that most readily comes to mind is the case of Emmett Till, a fifteen-year-old boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. Or the case of twenty-three-year old Matthew Williams, dragged from his hospital bed by eight […]

Land of Emmett Till ..

Mississippi civil rights activist Margaret Block watches her computer screen closely as young Florida college student Andrew Meyer is tasered by campus police. “How could anyone say he was resisting? He was holding a book under his arm and he never let go of it, as far as I can tell.” Block turns her attention […]

Emmett Till; ‘Open Door to Horrid Truths’

Site of the 1955 trial Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd takes a look at the Emmett Till bill for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .. Fifty-two years ago, EmmettTill, a 14-year-old black boy, was beaten and shot to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in segregated Mississippi. An all-white jury took 67 minutes to acquit […]