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The Resource Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till, Elliott J. Gorn

Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till, Elliott J. Gorn

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Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till
Title
Let the people see
Title remainder
the story of Emmett Till
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Elliott J. Gorn
Title variation
Story of Emmett Till
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Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knows the story of the murder of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy was murdered in Mississippi for having--supposedly--flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who was working behind the counter of a store. Emmett was taken from the home of a relative later that night by white men; three days later, his naked body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers were acquitted, but details of what had happened to him became public; the story gripped the country and sparked outrage.It continues to turn. The murder has been the subject of books and documentaries, rising and falling in number with anniversaries and tie-ins, and shows no sign of letting up. The Till murder continues to haunt the American conscience. Fifty years later, in 2005, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott Gorn delves into facets of the case never before studied and considers how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and likely always will. Even as it marked a turning point, Gorn shows, hauntingly, it reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior linger in new faces, and how deeply embedded racism in America remains. Gorn does full justice to both Emmett and the Till Case--the boy and the symbol--and shows how and why their intersection illuminates a number of crossroads: of north and south, black and white, city and country, industrialization and agriculture, rich and poor, childhood and adulthood."--Provided by publisher
Summary
The world knows the story of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy supposedly flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who worked behind the counter of a country store, while visiting family in Mississippi. Three days later, his mangled body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River. In 2005, fifty years after the murder, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott J. Gorn delves more fully than anyone has into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10740114
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DLC
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1951-
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Gorn, Elliott J.
Dewey number
  • 364.1/34
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Till, Emmett
  • Till-Mobley, Mamie
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Hate crimes
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Emmett Till
Label
Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till, Elliott J. Gorn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-368) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 380 pages
Isbn
9780199325122
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018001885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Let the people see : the story of Emmett Till, Elliott J. Gorn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 380 pages
Isbn
9780199325122
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018001885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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