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Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till / Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd.

Author/Creator:
Wright, Simeon, 1942-2017.
Publication:
Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 144 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi -- Juvenile literature.
Summary:
Documents 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.
Contents:
Life in Mississippi
My family
At home with Mom and Dad
The abduction
The trial
Fear and flight
In Argo
Reopening the case and exhuming the body
Bobo on my mind
Epilogue. The Till Bill
Appendix. Lies, myths, and distortions.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Boyd, Herb, 1938-
ISBN:
9781556527838
1556527837
OCLC:
368037283