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The Resource Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America, Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson ; [foreword by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.]

Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America, Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson ; [foreword by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.]

Label
Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America
Title
Death of innocence
Title remainder
the story of the hate crime that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson ; [foreword by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1955 murder--for allegedly whistling at a white woman--of a black Chicago fourteen-year-old who visiting family in Mississippi preceded the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant, who were accused of kidnapping and murdering Emmett Till. The all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants. This was considered the first full-scale media event to spur the civil rights movement. It also set in motion the will and determination of Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother: a woman who would pull herself back from the brink of suicide to become a teacher and inspire hundreds of black children throughout the country
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCO
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1921-2003
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Till-Mobley, Mamie
Dewey number
364.1/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6465.M7
LC item number
T55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1953-
  • 1941-
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  • Benson, Chris
  • Jackson, Jesse
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  • Till, Emmett
  • Lynching
  • Hate crimes
  • African American youth
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • PLP
  • Mississippi
Label
Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America, Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson ; [foreword by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Many cultures, one world"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xviii-xix)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780812970470
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57361306
Label
Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America, Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson ; [foreword by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.]
Publication
Note
"Many cultures, one world"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xviii-xix)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780812970470
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57361306

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