The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

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Read The Blood of Emmett Till Online Free - The event that launched the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till—now 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; Bryant’s husband and brother-in-law were two of Till’s attackers. They were never convicted, but Till’s 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 Tyson’s 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.

Title : The Blood of Emmett Till
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ISBN : 1476714843
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Montzalee rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson is an audible book I got from the library and I am not sure I am glad or not. I knew the story but not the details. I wanted to know but didn't want to know. It was so horrific, I didn't know if I could stand to hear it, to know that people stood by an...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2017

Black Lives DON'T Matter. This country has been going out of its way to prove that for centuries and continues till this very day. Black Lives have never mattered. Emmett Till may have been murdered over 60 years ago but in reality this country is still killing him today. In Letters from a Birmin...

Carly rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

"We cannot transcend our past without confronting it." "How do you give a crash course in hatred to a boy who has only known love?" -- Mamie Till, mother of Emmett Till Emmett Till. The boy whose lynching galvanized a global movement. Right now, the media seems to be afire with one of the revelatio...

jv rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2018

Just shared this book with "my" high school seniors. To tell Emmett's story and to highlight his mother's courageous actions. This woman grabbed her grief and wielded it like a weapon. She made sure that every single soul the three television networks could reach saw the battered body of her boy....

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

4.5 stars A painful, but important look at US history while asking ourselves "how much has really changed?" Before going into this book, I had familiarity with the basics of the Emmett Till case, his horrific murder, and the gross miscarriage of justice after his death. Tyson's work provides much m...

gnarlyhiker rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 09, 2017

There is no interview or what would constitute as an interview with Carolyn, the instigator of Emmett Till’s fate. Her autobiography or papers are sealed till 2038. In the end TBOET adds nothing new to this tragedy. **ARC/publisher/NetGalley Update: 21 January '17 This book is for you if you are be...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

My first experience learning about Emmett Till was by reading the historical fiction book, Wolf Whistle, by Lewis Nordan. It's a wonderful read that exposed me to an event I never knew took place. Tyson's work is nonfiction and does an excellent job putting the facts into a very readable text. No...

I Be Reading rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 07, 2017

Meh. This definitely is not the definitive book about Emmett Till and I'm not sure it added anything to the story about him that we didn't already know. It appears all the hype and hullabaloo around the author getting accessory to murder Carolyn Bryant to talk was just that: hype to promote a pre...

Darlene rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2017

There are probably few people who have not heard of Emmett Till and his horrific murder in 1955. This book, The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson, in my view, does not add a great deal to the knowledge that has been available for all of these years; but he DOES an excellent job of taking w...

Steven rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

At a time when the “Black Lives Matter” movement continues to gain momentum it is interesting to contemplate what the turning point was for the Civil Rights Movement. In his new book THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL, Timothy B. Tyson argues that the lynching of Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, by two whit...

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