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The Blood of Emmett Till
The Blood of Emmett Till | Timothy B. Tyson
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The event that launched the civil rights movementthe 1955 lynching of young Emmett Tillnow reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial. In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till, who had come down from Chicago to visit relatives in Mississippi, was murdered by a group of white men. He had gone into a small country store a few days earlier and made flirtatious remarks to a white woman, twenty-one-year-old Carolyn Bryant; Bryants husband and brother-in-law were two of Tills attackers. They were never convicted, but Tills lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It set off a wave of 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, Timothy Tysons The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, The Blood of Emmett Till redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history.
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Skygoddess1
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The heinous murder of young Emmett Till is a crime which continue to resonates in the U.S. to this day, for despite the Civil Rifghts Movement, the U.S. still has and sows the seeds of racism and injustice. Today I learned that the death of Emmett Till not only garnered nationwide coverage, but worldwide coverage as well. Many foreign countries were sadly not surprised by what happened or the outcome of the trial. #NFNOV #nonfictionnovember

rsteve388 5 pts for finishing the book, 3 pts for TIL and 1 pt for the post so 9 total good job. 3w
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Skygoddess1
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These are the six audiobooks I plan on listening to for Nonfiction November. I‘m currently listening to the tagged book and am really enjoying this in-depth look at this horrific crime, the trial and the state of the country and beginnings of the civil rights movement. #nonfictionnovember #NFNOV

rsteve388 1 pt! 3w
Clwojick so many good books! 3w
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hwestfall
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A powerful book.

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hwestfall
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This book is intense.

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Itchyfeetreader
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This was exceptionally well written but so hard to read. I have come to American Civil Rights history later in life and the more I learn the harder it is to understand do and the sadder I find it. This book also warns loud warning signals that the search for equality is a too slow and ongoing ongoing journey. So many references in the notes I want to follow up on later. Photo taken at the Nation Civil Rihht Center in Memphis

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Tamra
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Terrifying the passage about the intentional public hate speech whipping up bigotry. Sounds all too familiar.

Same issues today, different names and years & sometimes tactics.

GingerAntics It really does feel like this is happening all over again. I just read the other day that white supremacists are the most dangerous terrorist group within America‘s boarders right now. It‘s just amazing. Even if they decide you‘re not white enough, they‘ll happily go after you. It‘s scary. I‘m really hoping we can put an end to this before it gets back to lynchings. 6mo
Tamra It might get worse before it gets better. 6mo
GingerAntics I‘m guessing that will be the case, yes. Sadly. So very many steps back in 2016. 6mo
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Tamra
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Raising my blood pressure. 😡 The culture of blatant racism and and willful disregard is disgusting me.

AnansiGirl And with Timothy B. Tyson tracking down Emmett‘s accuser. We finally hear the truth in 2017 she lied. 😡 6mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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My second time reading this. It still makes me livid.

LauraBeth You can‘t see me but I‘m giving this passage the bird right now. 10mo
BibliOphelia 🙄🤢😡 10mo
saresmoore Ugh 10mo
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Anovelobsession 😠🤮 10mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻. @LauraBeth . 10mo
Waluouija I agree with @Anovelobsession and @BibliOphelia. 🙄😠🤢🤮😡 10mo
BookwormM Well if you ask me any child is the nearest thing to angelic you can get 10mo
sprainedbrain 🤢 10mo
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parasolofdoom
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#currentlylistening This is brutal and infuriating and necessary American reading

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m.galehuxley
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I only know the basics about what happened to Emmett Till. So far the author has been giving historical context and the backgrounds of Emmett Till and Carolyn Bryant. It‘s fascinating and already very sad.

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Victoriahoperose
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This is a really relevant book about the issues surrounding race in our country. It really displays how the past effects the present and is an eye opener to what cruelties have happened in regards to race only 60 years ago. Very important book.

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Samplergal
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21 hours of reading for #13inThree. Three books and one short story.

Pamwurtzler Wow nicely done! 👏👏👏 1y
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Samplergal
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On to this one. I have a feeling this one is going to be a difficult read. #13inThree

JenReadsAlot It was. Very good though. 1y
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bookgirlmagic
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While heartbreaking to read, this is definitely a story everyone should indulge in. Emmett and his story is one that made history and is one of the most notable lynchings of its time.

This book was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me! This book has given my a lot to digest. Not only do I fear for the lives of people of color, but it also places fear in my heart for my loved ones. It's very apparent that not much has changed since the murder of Emmett Till.

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JenReadsAlot
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This was an #audio for me. I believe I would have enjoyed reading it more as at times I got confused with all the names. Very powerful book nonetheless.

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Smrloomis
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“We are still killing black youth because we have not yet killed white supremacy.”

DebBates101 That quote!! 2y
Smrloomis @DebBates101 yeeessss! 2y
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mrozzz
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WELL it‘s been a stupid-long & draining week and I decided to treat myself to a couple of highly anticipated reads. #bookhaul

I‘m slowly getting into the habit of breaking up my novel streaks with more nonfictions— especially ones about history & ways of thinking I wouldn‘t have otherwise learned.

emilyhaldi Sometimes you just gotta reward yourself 😊✌🏻 2y
mrozzz But of course 😏 @emilyhaldi 2y
readordierachel Treat yo self. Good choices! 2y
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mrozzz @ReadOrDieRachel Thanks! I‘ve been eyeing both for awhile and on Monday I‘m hopefully going to a reading of (edited) 2y
readordierachel Awesome! You always go to such good literary events. 2y
mrozzz @ReadOrDieRachel I‘m so lucky! I ♥️ NYC. 2y
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Smrloomis
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This is Moses Wright pointing out one of the men who lynched Emmett Till at their trial. I still cannot quite believe this man had the guts to do this.

Tamra Powerful 2y
Smrloomis @Tamra yes. The book doesn‘t have the images in it but the author does mention many of them so I thought I‘d look this one up. 2y
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Smrloomis
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“You see before you an American refugee from Mississippi terror.” Wow. I‘m having a hard time thinking of how to describe this book. It‘s fascinating in a deeply sad way. Perhaps this quote captures some of those feelings.

tpixie controversial novel which concerns racism in Americas deep South. It is a factual account of an incident which occured in the summer of 1964 when three civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku-Klux-Klan in Mississippi Delta country.
This is a really hard book and movie
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Smrloomis @tpixie thanks. I haven‘t read this so I‘m stacking it. I of course studied “separate but equal” and Brown v the Board of Education in school, but I remember much less about the struggle for voting rights. No teacher or class can cover everything so I guess I‘m filling in these gaps now. 2y
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tpixie @Smrloomis also keep in mind/ interesting the blacks got to vote before women did. It‘s all so strange to think of times before now. (edited) 2y
Smrloomis @tpixie yes and amazing how brave people were. I don‘t know how they did it honestly. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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I wanted to bail, but I was too interested in the murder of Emmett Till, I wanted to know what more has been learned in 60+ years. This was not the book to read for that. This was mostly about the racial climate that contributed to the murder and the aftermath of the murder. What happened in Money, Mississippi in 1955 was a turning point for civil rights and it became a rallying point. There was no flow with the chapters.⬇️

OrangeMooseReads The author jumps back and forth. He writes about the trial and then about Till in Chicago and then jumps back to the murder‘s family. No chronological order to it at all. It was hard to follow. 2y
Tamra Thank you for the informative review! I am going to take it off TBR because I too would want to know more about what‘s been learned since the murder. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Tamra you‘re welcome. It‘s a decent book, but it isn‘t what it was promoted as. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Take Man Cub to his Dad then home for laundry, cleaning, and groceries and on Sunday go get Man Cub from his Dad.
2. I am 5‘ 3 3/4” I‘m short but still taller than my SIL
3. This town 5 years last month, this house/apartment 2 years
4. Tagged book and just downloaded The Souls of Black Folk audio
5. I don‘t do selfies. I hate (almost) ALL pictures of myself.
#friYAYintro @jesshowbooks

Jess7 Aww! 2y
Ddzmini Groot 😍 2y
mcipher I feel your pain with the selfies! My favorite picture of myself is this really arty one my husband took where my face is upside down. So random. I think it‘s because it looks like an alternate universe me. 😂 2y
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OrangeMooseReads @Ddzmini I love Groot 2y
OrangeMooseReads @mcipher it‘s not just selfies for me, any picture I‘m in I tend to dislike. 2y
mcipher I get it. I just feel like selfies are worse, personally! 2y
OrangeMooseReads @mcipher yeah selfies are by far worse than regular pictures. 2y
Godmotherx5 I hate pictures of myself, too. 2y
AmandaL @OrangeMooseReads Me too! Anytime anyone takes out a camera around me I act like I'm being chased by paparazzi. 😁 (edited) 2y
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amma-keep-reading
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The more I learn about this specific tragedy and it's similarity to the newly reactivated and increased attack on black bodies, the more heart broken I become. But I remind myself to be optimistic, gain the knowledge and courage to be open to the dialogue that needs to happen.
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This book is So thoughtful, Well researched, and Definitely recommended.

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Smrloomis
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This is gripping so far.

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mdhughes72
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At the end of Spike Lee‘s biopic the scene shifts to the present day: multiple people, including Nelson Mandela, proclaim ‘I am Malcolm X!‘ Tyson uses a similar device here with Till, whose premature death also ignited a movement whose impact is still felt today. Courage takes center stage in the retelling: A mom who let the world view the corpse, and an eyewitness who risked his own life to testify in vain at trial. Must-read history. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Loralie
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What an amazing, powerful book. This covers the murder of Emmett Till, the trial, and the horrific things that were done to people of color to “keep them in their place”. It is scary how much of what is in this book reflects what is going on today.

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AshleyKorinE
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Understanding the impact this event had next to the history we are living through today was hard to read. The death of a 14 year old boy was horrible. It was a cataclysmic event in a disgusting every day occurrence that was southern history. We have such an ugly history and we are just adding to it everyday in America. I highly recommend this book as just some basic learning. I enjoyed reading it and hated the truth it told all at the same time.

Lacythebookworm Same! Great book to pair with outstanding #blacklivesmatter books like 2y
AshleyKorinE I‘d say Dear Martin would be even better to pair with this one. @Lacythebookworm I‘ve read both and enjoyed them both but this is just a lot considering it‘s a true story. 2y
Lacythebookworm Absolutely 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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The rest of my book mail that of course came in a separate package. Amazon needs to get it together with packaging (yes I realize they may have come from different fulfillment centers).

WarpedSweetness I've been having problems with my Amazon deliveries coming on time, and I pay for Prime so I usually get the free shipping. :-( But, I have The Blood of Emmett Till also! I planned to read it in 2027 but got to, so I'm reading it this year. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @WarpedSweetness mine come on time or with in a day or so of when they say. I have an issue with packaging. The Blood of Emmett Till has been on my TBR for a while and Amazon has it for less than $10. 2y
WarpedSweetness @OrangeMooseReads I haven't had an issue with packaging yet, thankfully. But I've heard other people have. That's awesome! I got mine from BookOutlet a couple of months ago, when they had a good sell. I got a hardcover of it for like $7. 2y
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WarpedSweetness Also...I meant 2017 not 2027. Lol 2y
OrangeMooseReads @WarpedSweetness I was going to get it from Book Outlet when they had the big sale after Christmas, but I ended up not getting anything then. I figured you meant 2017, I know planning read lists in advance can be fun but that far in advance is bonkers lol 2y
WarpedSweetness @OrangeMooseReads I saw that big sale, but I didn't get anything then either. And yeah, that'd be way out there. My TBR would be quadrupled in size by then I bet. Lol 2y
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razmanda
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Loaded up on some great audiobooks on Hoopla! #accessfreely #lovemypubliclibrary

Hooked_on_books I just finished the tagged book in print. It‘s outstanding. 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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In August 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till flirted with and whistled at a white woman. For these “crimes,” he was brutally murdered by her family. Largely due to his mother Mamie‘s determination, his death became a flash point in the civil rights movement. This book is marvelous, hard, anger-inducing, and will spill your tears. Please read it.

Notafraidofwords Was it ever confirmed that he indeed flirted ? 2y
Hooked_on_books @Notafraidofwords He and Carolyn Bryant were the only ones in the store, so we‘ll never know. However, his friends confirmed that they dared him to ask her on a date, which I conclude is a form of flirting. The only thing that‘s certain is racism ruled the day. (And continues to do so, sadly.) 2y
Notafraidofwords @Hooked_on_books yea, I mean I don‘t know how I feel about the fact that this is given as a reason for his murder. 2y
Hooked_on_books @Notafraidofwords Oh there‘s no reason for his murder. That‘s the bottom line and what spurred so many around the country to rise up in protest. We‘re talking about a time when blacks were murdered for being “uppity.” Unreal. 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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Wise words of Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till.

youneverarrived Great quote 👍 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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This is heartbreaking. 😢 It‘s tragic how little we‘ve learned in almost 100 years.

WarpedSweetness I've been wanting to read this book. I bought a copy in 2017 and never got around to reading it. 2y
AshleyHoss820 You read something like this and think, "That can't be real..." but, unfortunately, it is...? 2y
Suet624 Unfathomable. 2y
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WarpedSweetness
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#2018reads (in no particular order)

1) Ready Player One
2) The Blood of Emmett Till
3) The New Jim Crowe
4) Born A Crime
5) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
6) Milk and Honey
7) The Revolution of Marina M. By Janet Fitch
8) There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

@CharissaWeaksAuthor

CharissaWeaksAuthor What a great list!! Thanks for sharing!! 2y
WarpedSweetness @CharissaWeaksAuthor Thanks! You're welcome! I couldn't pick just five. Lol 2y
RebelReader @WarpedSweetness I want to read Born A Crime too. Henrietta Lacks is really good too. I didn't want to read it, but one of my book groups picked it and I'm so glad I read it! 2y
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EchoLogical This list is amazing. I've read Born A Crime, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and The New Jim Crow and they're probably on the list of my favorite nonfiction reads. 2y
WarpedSweetness @RebelReader I've had them both of my TBR list for a while. Good to know you like Henrietta Lacks. I'm really excited to them read. 2y
WarpedSweetness @EchoLogical Thanks! I meant to The New Jim Crowe this year, but never got a chance too. 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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This is account of the brief life of Emmett Till, his brutal death and the trial of his murderers. The verdict is infuriating. The parallels between then and now are frightening. This is a must read.

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WarpedSweetness
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According to the tracking my books from BookOutlet should be delivered today!!! I am so impatient. Of course I'll have to go on a hunt for them, as none of the carriers ever deliver my mail or my packages to the correct place.

GlassAsDiamonds Oh how I know this feeling! Everything of mine now gets sent to the office but they are rather convinced I‘m .... insane!!! 😊😊😊 2y
WarpedSweetness @GlassAsDiamonds Maybe I need to convince them I'm insane so they stop delivering my mail and packages to the wrong place!! I just don't understand how hard it is to follow the instructions I always include. Smh 2y
GlassAsDiamonds @WarpedSweetness oh me either...!!! Even nice, plain directions, you‘d think they were written in Swahili! 2y
WarpedSweetness @GlassAsDiamonds I even have instructions taped to the side of my mailbox, with our last names on the front and sides and they still deliver to the upstairs neighbors!! It is so frustrating. 2y
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PacingTheCage
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Tonight's #bookandwinepairing 📚 🍷 2016 Scaia Delle Venezie

And Garth Brooks singing to me from my ipod.

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Lacythebookworm
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"...the lynching of Emmett Till was caused by the nature and history of America itself and by a social system that has changed over the decades, but not as much as we pretend."

BooksForEmpathy What are you reading for your next book club!? 2y
Lacythebookworm @BooksForEmpathy Next up is HRC's new book 🙌 2y
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valeriegeary
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Audiobook walk. This book is breaking my heart. 😭💔

Lacythebookworm I'm reading this, too. It's a tough but important one! 2y
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SarahMillerBooks
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Reads fast and hits hard — like a good swift gut punch. #racism

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Cinfhen
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Finished this book late last night. Shocking and heartbreaking. 1955 was NOT that long ago and to know a young life was stolen/ murdered because a black boy innocently dared to flirt with a white woman is outrageous. This book captures who Emmett was, his family history, the history of the segregated south, the lynching, the trial and a confession of sorts from Carolyn Bryant, who was the accused woman Emmett insulted. **Cover = #BlackorWhite

goodbyefrancie This story always makes me angry. Just the strength and courage of this young man's mother is astounding. Another good book to read is Death of Innocence. It's sad to know that no matter how far we've come, we still have so far to go. 2y
MKbookworm Heartbreaking. When I was in HS Emmett Till's mother spoke to us during an assembly. A day I will never forget. 2y
Robothugs Wow. Stacked this. Good pick for today. That is heartbreaking. 🙁 2y
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Cinfhen That must have been amazing @MKbookworm I'm curious where u went to HS? North or South? 2y
Cinfhen Yes! This book can really make one angry @goodbyefrancie Terrible mark on our US history 2y
MKbookworm @Cinfhen A catholic school in Chicago 2y
TrishB Great choice. I have this on the tbr as my daughter was taught about this as part of civil rights movement in history and wanted to read more. 😢 2y
Reviewsbylola Just a truly disgusting story. 😢 2y
Cinfhen I had a hunch it wasn't a school in the south 🙄I'm sure it must have been amazing to hear her speak- she's a very strong presence in the book 2y
MKbookworm It really was. We also had an assembly where the wife of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University BB coach who was murdered by a white supremacist in, I believe, 1999 spoke. We had a history teacher who organized a lot of talks from interesting people. Not quite sure how he knew everyone but he either knew them or knew someone who knew someone. He himself is a fascinating person. 2y
Cinfhen Wow @MKbookworm so lucky to have had such a fabulous teacher 👨‍🏫 2y
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#RoadTrippin on the way to visit my son at overnight camp 🚣🏻‍♀️🤾🏻‍♂️🏹🏸🥅🏉🏐⚾️🏀This book is heartbreaking and eyeopening 💔

TrishB Another heart breaking one 💔 2y
Reviewsbylola Have fun! Gut wrenching book. 2y
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That last line 😳😡

Notafraidofwords It just angers me so much. 2y
NHLibrarian @Notafraidofwords these kind of thoughts just make no sense to me. 2y
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Floresj
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This book explains the years before, the lynching and murder, and the aftermath of the trial of the killing of Emmett Till. Parts are graphic, as to omit injuries sustained would only be the continuation of the whitewashing of American history. I really liked the focus of the national and current impact of this trial on our culture. I think I need to process this book with someone else who has read it!

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MyNamesParadise
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At times the book pans away from the Emmett Till case to talk about the civil rights movement in general, other assassinations & murders of the era, and the history of people of color in America. Tyson goes into all the facets of the case: the familial histories on both sides of Emmett, Carolyn Bryant, & those who murdered him. Very informative! This was the case that shocked the world and was the catalyst for the civil rights movement in the 60s!

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Jas16
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First let me say that audio is not the way to go for this one. I still recommend this book. I thought I knew the story of Emmett Till but I really knew just a sliver of it. This book goes in depth not only on what happen to Emmett and the following court case but race relations at the time. Every review I have read calls this book difficult and it is. Difficult and maddening. I want to read a print version but I think I will have to wait awhile.

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Jas16
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Switching audiobooks because the one I have downloaded on hoopla is suddenly only playing backwards. Anyone else having that problem? At least I can listen to this one at my desk. The other was a very steamy romance.

Tamra I want to read this one! 3y
Tamra The other selection would give your co-workers something to talk about. 😆 3y
Lmstraubie Sometimes Hoopla will skip, but the worst is when it starts over at the beginning for no apparent reason. 😣 3y
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Jas16 @Tamra I am liking it so far. And I can only imagine what people would say about the other book, especially since I work in HR! 3y
Jas16 @Lmstraubie So frustrating! I still haven't figured out what is wrong. I reinstalled the app and now it is acting weird in a different way. Oh well. Cannot complain too much about an app that has saved me so much money. 3y
Lmstraubie @Jas16 I have to keep reminding myself to check where I was at before I close the app just in case. But you're right, you can't beat the price. 😉 3y
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ElphaReads
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RealBooks4ever
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About half-way through this #audiobook. This is more than the story of Emmett Till. It's the story of race relations in Mississippi. I've previously enjoyed Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name.

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This was an informative and detailed overview of Emmett Till's murder, the trial, and the general situation at the time in terms of civil rights.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This book, which covered a huge amount of ground from reconstruction to the black lives matter movement, has a strong voice. It covers the story of Emmett Till while discussing how race has shaped American culture.

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Niks_Nook
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This weekend's book purchases. Starting with the Emmett Till book.