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The Emmett Till Book Now Available in eBook Formats; (Plus Two FREE Bonus Audio and eBooks)

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Many have asked if THE EMMETT TILL BOOK, BY SUSAN KLOPFER, my most popular CIVIL RIGHTS NONFICTION book on the murder of this young Chicago boy, is available as an eBook for PDF, Nook and/or Mac (ePub). The answer is YES! I have listed these online bookstores below followed by two free bonuses (a free version of […]

New photo of Emmett Till historical site shows grocery store building disappearing into time

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Isaac Goldberg took this photo last year of the grocery store in Money, Mississippi where Emmett Till whistled at a white woman. He’s graciously given permission to publish it here.  Thanks Isaac! It is a shame the store cannot be preserved. Each time I see photos they show this structure simply disappearing into time. But […]

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. […]

Delta Stories About Emmett Till Kept Appearing, Civil Rights Author Says

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The shed on the Sheridan Plantation, where Emmett Till was brutalized and killed By Susan Klopfer, author Who Killed EmmettTill? JUST SEVERAL MONTHS after the violent murder of Rev. George Washington Lee, a popular Belzoni minister and voting rights advocate, a Boy Scout campfire was burning down to its last embers over in Tallahatchie County […]

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 […]

The Old Bryant Grocery Store in Money Mississippi — new photo

A friend, David Hall, who follows this blog sent the following photo and description. Thanks! Bryant Grocery Store in Money, Mississippi where EmmettTill “whistled” at the store owner’s wife. Kathryn and I drove north from New Orleans on a hot and muggy morning to Greenwood, MS and stopped there to ask for directions to Money, MS. I […]

McFadden’s ‘Gathering of the Waters’ Takes In-Depth Look at Emmett Till’s Murder

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Just another Mississippi County Courthouse Bernice L. McFadden’s new novel, Gathering of Waters, explores the history surrounding the brutal murder of Emmett Till, a major event in Civil Rights history. Rather than sticking close to the events of Till’s death, Gathering of Waters looks at generations before and after Till’s life in Money, Miss. Consider […]

Blog Across the Mississippi Delta Civil Rights History Tour

* * * * *AS FREEDOM VOLUNTEERS packed up and left Mississippi in 1964, brutality and murder kept going on. Some stories made it into the news and into later history books, but in smaller Delta towns several hundred miles north of Jackson, many incidents remain only as whispers among those who once picked the […]