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SUSAN’S SPEAKING TOPICS

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Share| Author, Speaker Susan Klopfer INVITE AUTHOR SUSAN KLOPFER to speak on — 2015: 60th Anniversary of the Murder of  Emmett Till? Who Was This Young Man, and Why Are We Still Talking About Him Today? Are There Legitimate Comparisons to Recent Shootings of Young Black Males, and the 1955 Murder of Emmett Till (The Answer […]

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about Jackson, Mississippi reporter Jerry Mitchel often writes about Emmett Till Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., runs Journey to Justice, a blog that explores the intersection of justice and culture in this place we call the United States​.  Please Tweet this Post. Thanks,  sk Jerry Mitchell’s work has helped […]

Coming to Emmett Till Blog; Interview with Leading Till Historian, Devery Anderson

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Devery Anderson, a leading Emmett Till historian, author, speaker and blogger will share some of his newest findings and thoughts about Emmett Till in an upcoming interview on this blog. Be sure to subscribe to this blog today so that you will not miss this fascinating post. Susan

The Plan “Is About Emmett Till, Too,” Author Says

Share| I just put The Plan up on Amazon (Kindle,, for now — print version comes out next week). It’s a book that starts in New York, but ends up in the Mississippi Delta and then moves into South America. For those interested in the story of Emmett Till, The Plan has much to do […]

Emmett Till Murder Explored Via World of Genocide Conference

World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law and Penumbra Theatre will sponsor a workshop examining key issues for African Americans since the murder of a black teenager by two white men in Mississippi inspired the Civil Rights movement nearly 60 years ago. “The Murder of Emmett Till: Beyond the Legacy” will be held […]

Jeff Hequist, Recording Artist, Tells the Emmett Till Story

Jeff Hedquist, recording artist Sometimes I enjoy listening to books, rather than reading. A few years ago, I decided to turn Who Killed Emmett Till into an audio book Since I was living close to a community where this could be done, I spent a couple of weeks with Jeff Hedquist, a popuar recording atist […]

Black journalist honored for Emmett Till Coverage (‘civil rights champion’)

News Release Youngstown State University to Present Honorary Degree and Activity Card to Iconic Black Journalist and Civil Rights Champion 12/04/2013 | 12:48pm US/Eastern Recommend: 0 Trailblazing reporter Simeon Booker, an award-winning black journalist whose coverage of the Mississippi murder of Emmett Till in 1955 is credited with galvanizing the civil rights movement, receives an […]

Here’s a Twist on the Emmett Till Story (Also on JFK and MLK Assassinations)

What could happen today to someone who poked around unsolved murder cases, trying to pick up new facts? And what if they learned too much? The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and […]

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. […]

Historical fiction thriller takes readers into the Andes of South America; starts in New York City

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An alternative fiction novel based on the MURDERS of two Deep South, gay black lawyers. Release Set for September 2013   The Plan is an alternative history and paranormal fiction thriller by civil rights author, Susan Klopfer. Here is how Susan describes her newest book: The bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) […]