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Scholarly Works On Emmett Till (With Links)

Who Killed Emmett Till? 99 cent special at SmashWords! I’ve been doing some more reading lately on Emmett Till, and wanted to share some of the more interesting scholarly articles I’ve run across: [BOOK] A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till SJ Whitfield – 1991 – books.google.com In August 1955, the mutilated body of Emmett […]

Mississippi statue to honor civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer

Note: Free ebook, Who Killed Emmett Till, July 13 at Smashwords. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/b/8175 * * * * * Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was known world-wide for her civil rights and voting rights activities. THERE ARE SOME essential stories one must know to understand or at least have a feel for the modern civil rights movement in […]

What? You haven’t read Howard Zinn? Take a look for yourself and see why he is a favorite author

“Social movements may have many ‘defeats’-failing to achieve objectives in the short run-but in the course of the struggle the strength of the old order begins to erode, the minds of people begin to change; the protesters are momentarily defeated but not crushed, and have been lifted, heartened, by their ability to fight back.” – […]

FBI Report on Emmett Till Investigation

In March, 2007, the FBI released a summary of its 8000 page report of its investigation of the murder of Emmett Till. This report also includes the 354 page transcript of the 1955 murder trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant. The transcript had been lost for decades, but in the course of their […]