• Getting Away With Murder

  • By: Chris Crowe
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-01-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Summary

The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a 14-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.
©2003 Chris Crowe (P)2008 Penguin
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5 out of 5 stars
By Schyler Chennault on 09-07-16

good stuff

well written, well performed, it's amazing how we see history repeating itself even today, we've come a long way but we still have far to go

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