Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America (Book, 2005) [Texas Group Catalog]
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Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America

Author: Mamie Till-Mobley; Chris Benson
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Ballantine books Trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The 1955 murder of a black Chicago youth, visiting family in Mississippi (for allegedly whistling at a white woman) preceded the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant--accused of kidnapping and murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till. The all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants. This was considered the first full-scale media event to spur the civil rights movement. It also set in motion the will  Read more...
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Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mamie Till-Mobley; Chris Benson
ISBN: 0812970470 9780812970470
OCLC Number: 57361306
Notes: Foreword by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Description: xxiii, 290 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson.

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The 1955 murder of a black Chicago youth, visiting family in Mississippi (for allegedly whistling at a white woman) preceded the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant--accused of kidnapping and murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till. The all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants. This was considered the first full-scale media event to spur the civil rights movement. It also set in motion the will and determination of Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother--a woman who would pull herself back from the brink of suicide to become a teacher and inspire hundreds of black children throughout the country.
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