Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account Of The Kidnapping Of Emmett Till
by Simeon Wright and Herb Boyd
Publication Date: Sep 01, 2011
List Price: $12.95
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Parent Company: Chicago Review Press
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
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