This is a well-written and fascinating book about a vicious lynching of an African-American teenager from Chicago while visiting Mississippi. His mother insisted on an open coffin for the services so that people could see what was done to her son. The author explains the history, demands justice, talks with some of those still alive who, as she says, “still had the story fresh in their hearts and minds.” After you read this book, the events will live in your heart and mind too, because she makes it come alive. This is highly recommended. And it is a good book to give to young people, and assign to students. I look forward to this author’s future work.
The Emmett Till Book by Susan Klopfer is available in print and eBook formats.