This is a revealing fiction book, based on the life of Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941- August 28, 1955) Emmett was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly whistling with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till's great-uncle's house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later. Reading the full details of what happened to Till and viewing photos in this book, is not for the faint-hearted.
  • ISBN13: 9780615970479
  • Publisher: Ernest J. Muhammad
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00152
Publication DateMarch 25, 2014
Primary CategoryFiction/General
Sub Category 1Fiction/Literary

The Murder and Lynching of Emmett Till

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