Simeon's Story An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

ISBN-10: 1556527837
ISBN-13: 9781556527838
Edition: 2010
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Description: A modern tragedy, this story has had a great impact on race relations in America. Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights movement, is explained in this dramatic  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A modern tragedy, this story has had a great impact on race relations in America. Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights movement, is explained in this dramatic narrative by the cousin who was present every step of the way. Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at Caroline Bryant at a grocery store and slept in the same bed with him when her husband came in and took Emmett away; he was there during the aftermath of the murder, and at the trial, where his father testified. Thisgripping coming-of-age memoir may not bring closure to the Till case, whose perpetrators were left unpunished, but it will set the facts straight about that life-changing incident in 1955.

Herb Boyd teaches at the College of New Rochelle & New York University. He lives in New York City.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Life in Mississippi
My Family
At Home with Mom and Dad
The Abduction
The Trial
Fear and Flight
In Argo
Reopening the Case and Exhuming the Body
Bobo on My Mind
Epilogue: The Till Bill
Appendix: Lies, Myths, and Distortions
Index

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