Getting away with murder : the true story of the Emmett Till case /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Speak, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018.Edition: Revised and updated Speak edition.Description: 144 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780451478726; 045147872X.Subject(s): Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 -- 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 | Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Biography | History | Juvenile worksSummary: "Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p> Revised and updated with new information, this Jane Adams award winner is an in-depth examination of the Emmett Till murder case, a catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. <br> <br> The kidnapping and violent murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was and is a uniquely American tragedy. Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi, when he allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later, his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. <br> <br> In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of Till's murder, as well as the dramatic trial and speedy acquittal of his white murderers, situating both in the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Newly reissued with a new chapter of additional material--including recently uncovered details about Till's accuser's testimony--this book grants eye-opening insight to the legacy of Emmett Till.</p>
"The hate crime that helped spark the civil rights movement"--cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-140).
"Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death"-- Provided by publisher.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction (p. 11)
- The Boy Who Triggered the Civil Rights Movement (p. 15)
- Kicking the Hornets' Nest (p. 27)
- The Boy from Chicago (p. 37)
- The Wolf Whistle (p. 50)
- Setting the Stage (p. 70)
- Getting Away with Murder (p. 84)
- Aftershocks (p. 107)
- The Case in the Twenty-first Century (p. 122)
- Time Line (p. 135)
- Bibliography (p. 138)
- Additional Resources on the Emmett Till Case (p. 141)
- For Further Reading (p. 143)