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Getting Away with Murder

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The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old Black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans-Black and white-were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers.  Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for Black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks.  In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.

With lively narrative and abundantly illustrated with forty fascinating contemporaneous photographs, this impressive work of nonfiction brings fresh insight to the case in a manner that will be accessible and eye-opening for teenagers and adults alike.

 

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-128).

Synopsis:

The 1955 kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. In clear, vivid detail Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Photos.

Table of Contents

The boy who triggered the civil rights movement — Kicking the hornets' nest — The boy from Chicago — The wolf whistle — Setting the stage — Getting away with murder — Aftershocks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803728042
Author:
Crowe, Chris
Publisher:
Dial Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Nonfiction - True Crime
Subject:
African American teenage boys
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
108-256
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.44x7.72x.56 in. 1.18 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , The 1955 kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. In clear, vivid detail Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Photos.
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