Simeon's story: an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till

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Lawrence Hill Books,
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2011, c2010.
1st pbk. ed.
No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till. A 14-year-old black boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955, Till was taken from his uncle's home by two white men; several days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement.

At age 12, author Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at a white woman at a grocery store; he was sleeping in the same bed with him when Emmett was taken; and he was at the sensational trial. This is his gripping coming-of-age memoir.

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subject_facet African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography, African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, African-Americans. -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Mississippi -- Race relations, Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Racism. -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955, Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi, Trials (Murder). -- Mississippi
title_display Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
title_full Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till / Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd
title_short Simeon's story :
title_sub an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till
topic_facet African American teenage boys, African Americans, African-Americans, Crimes against, History, Lynching, Race relations, Racism, Till, Emmett, Trials (Murder)