• Emmett Till

  • The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
  • By: Devery S. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Brandon Church
  • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

Summary

Emmett Till offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. His death and the acquittal of his killers by an all-white jury set off a firestorm of protests that reverberated all over the world and spurred on the civil rights movement. Like no other event in modern history, the death of Emmett Till provoked people all over the United States to seek social change.
For six decades the Till story has continued to haunt the South as the lingering injustice of Till's murder and the aftermath altered many lives. Fifty years after the murder, renewed interest in the case led the Justice Department to open an investigation into identifying and possibly prosecuting accomplices of the two men originally tried. Between 2004 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the first real probe into the killing and turned up important information that had been lost for decades.
This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come. In Emmett Till, Anderson corrects the historical record and presents this critical saga in its entirety.
The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.
©2015 University Press of Mississippi (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Nance on 04-10-16

An important story narrated with power and warmth

What did you love best about Emmett Till?

It is such an important book, part of our country's history and is a pattern we see again and again in today's world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It is heartbreaking the amount of empathy I have for Emmett.

Have you listened to any of Brandon Church’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't but he is fantastic. Such a wonderful voice, used with such power.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was. I wish I could have listen to it all at once.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By ronald martin on 14-05-18

Excellent exposition

lots of detail about this event
I was 8years old at the time in Chicago. Places and names were quite revealing and brought the time to life for me.

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