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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B. Tyson

Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched protests across the country, helped the NAACP gain thousands of members, and inspired famous activists like Rosa Parks to stand up and fight for equal rights for the first time. Part detective story, part political history, Tyson revises the history of the Till case, using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.

Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched protests across the country, helped the NAACP gain thousands of members, and inspired famous activists like Rosa Parks to stand up and fight for equal rights for the first time. Part detective story, part political history, Tyson revises the history of the Till case, using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.
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History

Description:

Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched protests across the country, helped the NAACP gain thousands of members, and inspired famous activists like Rosa Parks to stand up and fight for equal rights for the first time. Part detective story, part political history, Tyson revises the history of the Till case, using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rhett S. Price

Length:

9h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:44