Book Talk With Devery Anderson: "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement"

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Book Talk With Devery Anderson: "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement"
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National Civil Rights Museum says
The Emmett Till story reflects back to one of the most heinous crimes during the Civil Rights era.

Emmett Till was accused of wolf-whistling at a white woman in the Mississippi Delta in August 1955 and was subsequently kidnapped, lynched and thrown into the Tallahatchie River. At his mother’s request, photographs of his mutilated corpse circulated internationally displaying to the world the appalling face of racism.

His death and the trial of his killers were the sacrificial lamb of the modern Civil Rights movement. On the 60th anniversary of his death, author Devery S. Anderson will present the untold story of this impactful event that jump-started the struggle for Civil Rights.

His 20-year journey of disciplined research, refuting myths, and reaching out with new information when the case was reopened will all be showcased in his brand new book set to be released in August 2015. The discussion will reflect on the generation of Emmett Till and the present generation of Trayvon Martin.

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By: National Civil Rights Museum

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