Till, Emmett 1941-1955
Most widely held works about Emmett Till
Most widely held works by Emmett Till
The murder of Emmett Till ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.
African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Crimes against African American teenage boys African American youth--Crimes against Alabama--Montgomery Biography Chaney, James Earl,--1943-1964 Children's poetry, American Civil rights demonstrations Civil rights movements Civil rights workers Documentary films Documentary television programs DVD-Video discs Evers, Medgar Wiley,--1925-1963 Fathers and sons Fiction Goodman, Andrew,--1943-1964 Grandfathers Hate crimes Historical films History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Journalism--Political aspects Juvenile works Literature Liuzzo, Viola,--1925-1965 Lynching Milam, J. W Mississippi Mississippi--Sumner Murder victims Poetry Public opinion Race relations Race relations--Press coverage Racism Reeb, James,--1927-1965 Rhetoric--Political aspects Schwerner, Michael Henry,--1939-1964 Segregation Sources Southern States Till, Emmett,--1941-1955 Trials, litigation, etc. Trials (Murder) United States Victims of hate crimes Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Till, Emmett Louis 1941-1955