Archive | Mississippi civil rights history

Body of Emmett Till Well Preserved — FBI Agent Says

A further look into Emmett Till caseFeds discuss reopening murder investigation 50 years laterBy ANTHONY RAAP and JENNIFER-LEIGH OPRIHORYMedill News Service Doug Seccombe couldn’t believe his eyes when he peered into 14-year-old Emmett Till’s metal coffin. Fifty years after the black teen’s brutal murder in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, Till’s remains […]

Emmett Till Links

So much is now being written about the murder of young Emmett Till back in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta. Here are some interesting and popular links. http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jmitchell/_____ Who Killed Emmett Till? .99 cents eBook (U.S.#). All formats. CLICK HERE_____ Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi “The Murder and the Movement,” 1985 video […]

Will John Grisham Please Write EVEN MORE About Emmett Till, Cleve McDowell, James Eastland and Other Mississippi Madness?

Josh Lucas plays The Firm’s Mitch McDeere. I don’t know if I can stand the wait! This Sunday is the two-hour premiere of John Grisham’s new television series on NBC. Sometime back, I wrote the following blog post — begging Grisham to write a book about Emmett Till, a book that would be made into […]

New Civil Rights Book With Diversity Themes Focuses On Respect and Black Women

Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Mississippi — known for her gospel singing and bravery during the modern civil rights movement. (This photo may be subject to copyright.) (From Civil Rights Cold Cases: Keep Digging, David Person, USA Today) …Maybe it’s because from the days of [enslavement] up to and beyond the 1944 rape of RecyTaylor, black […]

Voice of Freedom: Civil Rights Books Movimiento de Derechos

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly As the authors graphically show, participating in civil rights marches, sit-ins and Freedom Rides took moral stamina and raw nerve. The heroines and heroes of the movement receive a stirring tribute in this oral history, a tie-in to the TV series Eyes on the Prize , which Hampton produced and […]

Civil Rights Author Talks About 55th Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder; Spark That Set Off Modern Civil Rights Movement

Susan Klopfer, authorWho Killed Emmett TillAug. 27, 2010 This Saturday is the 55th anniversary of the murder of 14 year-old Emmett Till, an incident that galvanized the modern civil rights movement. Do you know the story of Emmett Till? I am always surprised at how many people don’t know this story or recognize its historical […]

No Good Sense or Patience; the Stuff of Civil Rights Unsung Heroes

Adlena Hamlett, a Mississippi Delta teacher who “didn’t have the good sense to be patient and stay put.” “History may be written by the letter writers, but it’s made by people who didn’t have the good sense to be patient and stay put.”  Was reading a review on Freedom Riders, a film that delves into […]

Who Killed Emmett Till? Author Answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Whenever I speak about Emmett Till and other Mississippi murders, I get interesting questions from audience members. Here are several … Q. Is the Emmett Till story still important? Do people still care? A. Emmett Till’s murder took place over 54 years ago, back in 1955, and yet we are just beginning to learn the […]

New Book Gives Added/Changed Information on Murder of Emmett Till

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 […]

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 […]