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Getting Away with Murder

The True Story Of The Emmett Till Case

By Chris Crowe

The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a fourteen-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.



With lively narrative and abundantly illustrated with forty fascinating contemporaneous photographs, this impressive work of nonfiction brings fresh insight to the case in a manner that will be accessible and eye-opening for teenagers and adults alike.



 



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Format: Book
Author: Crowe, Chris
Title: Getting away with murder : the true story of the Emmett Till case / by Chris Crowe.
Publisher Date: New York : Phyllis Fogelman Books, c2003.
Subject: Till, Emmett, 1941-1955. Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century. African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century. African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography. Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century. Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi. Mississippi -- Race relations.
Isbn: 0803728042 0803728042 9780803728042 0803728042 9780803728042 0803728042 9780803728042
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Format: Book
Author: Crowe, Chris.
Title: Getting away with murder : the true story of the Emmett Till case / by Chris Crowe.
Publisher, Date: New York : Phyllis Fogelman Books, c2003.
Description: 128 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.
Subjects: Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Subjects: Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi.
Subjects: Mississippi -- Race relations.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-128).
Contents: The boy who triggered the civil rights movement -- Kicking the hornets' nest -- The boy from Chicago -- The wolf whistle -- Setting the stage -- Getting away with murder -- Aftershocks.
LCCN: 2002005736
ISBN: 0803728042
ISBN: 0803728042
ISBN: 9780803728042
ISBN: 0803728042
ISBN: 9780803728042
ISBN: 0803728042
ISBN: 9780803728042
Requests: 11
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 364.1523 Cro