The Blood of Emmett Till

The event that launched the civil rights movement is redefined in light of new information.

By Timothy B. Tyson Read by Rhett Samuel Price African American / History - United States / Nonfiction / True Crime English, Unabridged 8h 36m Sell Sheet
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							Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched 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, Tyson revises the history of the Till case, using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.

"...[Price's] reading thrusts listeners into the horror of 14-year-old Emmett Till's murder..." - Publishers Weekly

"Price's rich voice is interviews poignancy and depth...This is a sobering and, at times, emotionally difficult book to listen to, and an important contribution..." - Booklist

"Bolstered by prodigious research...the well-presented details...add atmosphere. In addition, Tyson is masterful at explaining how the Till murder became a major cause of the civil rights movement. Especially resonant today is the author's focus on obtaining voting rights for blacks in Southern states that denied those rights before the Till murder....Tyson skillfully demonstrates how, in our allegedly post-racial country, a 'national racial caste system' remains in place." - Kirkus Reviews

"This highly readable book is likely to remain the final account of the Till murder and trial and its impact in the United States and abroad. It will appeal to anyone interested in African American history and the judicial process." - Library Journal

"The events of that bitter morning, their motivations and ramifications, have found a meticulous, if not their most exhaustive, retelling in Timothy B. Tyson's "The Blood of Emmett Till," an account of absorbing and sometimes horrific detail. Comprehensive in scope..." - New York Times

3.5 out of 4 stars - USA Today

"Compelling...we have reason to revisit a period in our history when bigotry, blood, and sacrifice became a call to action." - Vanity Fair

"Price's narration is evenly paced and uses a variety of accents and soft intonations. Graphic descriptions are interspersed with dialogue and historical digressions. Price's unemotional reading does nothing to lessen the shock and horror of this sad chapter in American history." - AudioFile

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