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Fri Mar 21 17:12:22 2014 UTClccn-n879067030.00Free at last : civil rifghts heroes0.230.81Montgomery, Alabama, Money, Mississippi, and other places4002894Emmett_Tilln 879067032265386Till, Emmett Louis 1941-1955lccn-n94112948Crowe, Chrislccn-n78037492Nelson, Marilyn1946-lccn-n98035514Lardy, Philippeilllccn-n87841826Milam, J. W.lccn-n94060610Metress, Christopheredtlccn-n50052713WGBH Educational Foundationlccn-n80089989WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)lccn-n2003104465Till-Mobley, Mamie-2003lccn-n00042774Benson, Chris1953-lccn-no97037807Braugher, AndrenrtTill, Emmett1941-1955HistoryBiographyMississippiTill, Emmett,Race relationsAfrican Americans--Crimes againstTrials (Murder)RacismLynchingAfrican American teenage boysAfrican AmericansHate crimesMississippi--SumnerMurder victimsChildren's poetry, AmericanMilam, J. WSouthern StatesUnited StatesCivil rights movementsAfrican American youth--Crimes againstPublic opinionRhetoric--Political aspectsJournalism--Political aspectsRace relations--Press coverageGrandfathersFathers and sonsAfrican American familiesRace in literatureAmerican literatureAfrican Americans as literary charactersPolitics and literatureLynching in literatureCivil rights movements in literatureChildrenAfrican Americans--Civil rightsVictims of hate crimesCivil rights demonstrationsSegregationAlabama--MontgomeryInfluence (Literary, artistic, etc.)Civil rights workersEvers, Medgar Wiley,Chaney, James Earl,Goodman, Andrew,Schwerner, Michael Henry,Reeb, James,Liuzzo, Viola,Jackson, Jimmy Lee,Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,African American civil rights workersAfrican American surgeonsAfrican American businesspeople194119551950195519561957195919601961196319701978198519861987198819891991199419951997199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201418800124234364.152309762HV6465.M7ocn55084262841ocn780026717visu20050.21The untold story of Emmett Louis TillHistoryBiographyThe culmination of a 10-year investigation to uncover the details behind the nightmarish 1955 Mississippi murder of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American Chicago teenager. TillsĖ death sparked the American Civil Rights Movement31ocn550842628book20080.47The legacy of Emmett Till11ocn797358252visu1999Free at last : civil rifghts heroesHistory11ocn154657179visu20030.24Braugher, AndreThe murder of Emmett TillHistoryBiographyThe shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began22195ocn055096036book20050.06Nelson, MarilynA wreath for Emmett TillJuvenile worksPoetryPresents fifteen interlinked sonnets to pay tribute to Emmitt Till, a fourteen-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for supposedly whistling at a white woman, and whose murderers were acquitted. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This martyr's wreath, woven from a little-known but sophisticated form of poetry, challenges us to speak out against modern-day injustices--to speak what we see. Newbery Honor-winning poet Nelson offers an evocative tribute to a 14-year-old boy whose lynching in 1955 helps spark the civil rights movement. Full color+-+818125290518294ocn049699347book20030.06Crowe, ChrisGetting away with murder : the true story of the Emmett Till caseHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyPresents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955+-+7953728535165916ocn057138324visu20030.24Braugher, AndreThe murder of Emmett TillHistoryBiographyThe shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began15367ocn052208468book20030.23Till-Mobley, MamieDeath of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America"Mamie Carthan was an ordinary African-American woman growing up in 1930s Chicago, living under the strong steady influence of her mother's care. She fell in love with and married Louis Till, and while the marriage didn't last, they did have a beautiful baby boy, Emmett." "In August 1955, Emmett was visiting family in Mississippi when he was kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night by two white men and brutally murdered. His crime: allegedly whistling at a white woman in a convenience story. His mother began a career of activism when she insisted on an open-casket viewing of her son's gruesomely disfigured body. More than a hundred thousand people attended the service. The trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant, accused of kidnapping and murdering Emmett (the two were eventually acquitted of the crime), was considered the first full-scale media event of the civil rights movement."+-+726615559615174ocn317329290file20080.47Houck, Davis WEmmett Till and the Mississippi pressHistoryEmploying never-before-used historical materials, the au-thors of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press reveal how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the 1955 Emmett Till murder. Combing small-circulation weeklies as well as large-circulation dailies, Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy analyze the rhetoric at work as the state attempted to grapple with a brutal, small-town slaying. Initially coverage tended to be sympathetic to Till, but when the case became a clarion call for civil rights and racial justice in Mississippi, journa-lists react+-+406566984614108ocn047126808book20020.08Crowe, ChrisMississippi trial, 1955Juvenile worksFictionYoung adult worksIn Mississippi in 1955, a sixteen-year-old finds himself at odds with his grandfather over issues surrounding the kidnapping and murder of a fourteen-year-old African American from Chicago+-+809272853514017ocn018052665book19880.29Whitfield, Stephen JA death in the delta : the story of Emmett TillHistoryTrials, litigation, etcIn August 1955, the mutilated body of Emmett Till -- a fourteen-year-old black Chicago youth -- was pulled from Mississippi's Tallahatchie River. Abducted, severely beaten, and finally thrown into the river with a weight fastened around his neck with barbed wire, Till, an eighth-grader, was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The nation was horrified by Till's death. When the all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants, the outcry reached a frenzied pitch -- spurring a fury that would prove critical in the mobilization of black resistance to white racism in the Deep South. In this sensitive inquiry, historian Stephen J. Whitfield probes Till's death; its ideological roots; the potent myths concerning race, sexuality, and violence; and the incident's enduring effects on American national life. As he recreates the trial, its participants, and the social structure of the Delta, Whitfield examines how white rural Mississippians actually tried "two of their own." Though they were acquitted, these same defendants were soon being ostracized by their own neighbors, and within four months of Till's death, Southern blacks were staging the historic Montgomery bus boycott -- the first major battle in the coming war against racial injustice that would lead to the passage of civil rights legislation a decade later+-+K17893653511636ocn614594436file20070.50Pollack, HarrietEmmett Till in literary memory and imaginationHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcThe horrific 1955 slaying of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till marks a significant turning point in the history of American race relations. An African American boy from Chicago, Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was accused of "wolf-whistling" at a young white woman. His murderers abducted him from his great-uncle's home, beat him, then shot him in the head. Three days later, searchers discovered his body in the Tallahatchie River. The two white men charged with his murder received a swift acquittal from an all-white jury. The eleven essays in Emmett Till in Li+-+563786253510695ocn709680952book20120.18McFadden, Bernice LGathering of watersFictionThe story is narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit. Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the waters of the Tallahatchie River and the two lovers are reunited.--Publisher's description+-+37850226169296ocn063148825visu20050.21The untold story of Emmett Louis TillHistoryBiographyA biography of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American teenager who was murdered for whistling at a white women in Mississippi in 1955. Chronicles director Beauchamp's decade-long effort to determine the true identities of Till's killers8686ocn368037283book20100.06Wright, SimeonSimeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett TillHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyDocuments the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till as remembered by his cousin, sharing descriptions of life in period Mississippi and how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement+-+14631241067832ocn049225218book20020.35The lynching of Emmett Till : a documentary narrativeHistoryTrials, litigation, etcSources+-+K6767486353952ocn154308811book20070.06Aretha, DavidThe murder of Emmett TillHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyChronicles the 1955 murder in Money, Mississippi, of Chicago teenager, Emmett Till, by local store owner Roy Bryant and his brother-in-law, J.W. Milam, the trial and acquittal that followed, and how the incident impacted the civil rights movement+-+72050844063886ocn058469230visu19990.18Free at last civil rights heroesHistoryRecords (Sports)"The civil rights movement in the United States is usually thought of in terms of its leadership, but often the catalysts for progress were people who fought from within a larger group or performed individual acts of heroism. Some were victims who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are some of those stories"--Container3323ocn244246562book20090.63Beito, David TBlack maverick : T.R.M. Howard's fight for civil rights and economic powerHistoryBiography+-+65798570752862ocn001269222book19560.81Merriam, EveMontgomery, Alabama, Money, Mississippi, and other placesPoetry1676ocn019709971visu19860.24Awakenings 1954-1956HistoryTrials, litigation, etcThis first episode of six discusses the history of segregation in the U.S., focusing on the south, and the impact of the 1954 Supreme Court decision against segregation in Brown vs Board of Education. Highlighted is the Emmett Till murder case and Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott1502ocn430736625book20100.07Robson, DavidThe murder of Emmett TillHistoryExamines the events and investigation surrounding the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till and describes how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement+-+68675057961306ocn047003283book19940.35Hudson-Weems, ClenoraEmmett Till : the sacrificial lamb of the civil rights movement+-+0423840796702ocn054966488book20030.23Nordan, LewisWolf whistle : a novelFictionALA Notable Book; 1994 Mississippi Writers Award for Fiction; 1994 Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. In WOLF WHISTLE, Lewis Nordan unleashes the hellhounds of his prodigious imagination on one of the most notorious racial killings of the century, the Emmett Till murder. Soon we're on a magical mystery tour of the Southern psyche of the mid-1950s and the dawning of guilt and recognition in a whole generation of white Southerners. An immense and wall-shattering display of talent. WOLF WHISTLE will help usher Lewis Nordan into the Hall of Fame of American Letters.--Randall Kenan, The Nation+-+9566760106+-+8181252905Fri Mar 21 15:57:16 EDT 2014batch24265