The Murder of Emmett Till, 1st Edition

  • David Robson
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420503294
  • ISBN-13: 9781420503296
  • DDC: 364.1
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The Murder of Emmett Till looks at 1955 and the investigation that led to the exoneration of Till's suspected murderers. Also looks at the reopening of the case in the early 2000s.

In 1955 a black Chicago teenager visiting relatives in Mississippi was kidnapped and brutally murdered, ostensibly for whistling at a white woman. This book focuses on the investigation that led to the acquittal of the two men accused of killing Emmett Till. Both men later openly admitted their guilt, sparking outrage that became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Also covered is a subsequent investigation in 2004, when the case was reopened and an autopsy was performed on Till's body for the first time.

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