Regular price: $29.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Emmett Till offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. His death and the acquittal of his killers by an all-white jury set off a firestorm of protests that reverberated all over the world and spurred on the civil rights movement. Like no other event in modern history, the death of Emmett Till provoked people all over the United States to seek social change.

For six decades the Till story has continued to haunt the South as the lingering injustice of Till's murder and the aftermath altered many lives. Fifty years after the murder, renewed interest in the case led the Justice Department to open an investigation into identifying and possibly prosecuting accomplices of the two men originally tried. Between 2004 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the first real probe into the killing and turned up important information that had been lost for decades.

This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come. In Emmett Till, Anderson corrects the historical record and presents this critical saga in its entirety.

The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.

©2015 University Press of Mississippi (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.9 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.9 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

An important story narrated with power and warmth

What did you love best about Emmett Till?

It is such an important book, part of our country's history and is a pattern we see again and again in today's world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It is heartbreaking the amount of empathy I have for Emmett.

Have you listened to any of Brandon Church’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't but he is fantastic. Such a wonderful voice, used with such power.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was. I wish I could have listen to it all at once.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Compelling Narrative

The subject matter combined with the engrossing narration makes this book an absolute must buy. A friend recommended it to me and I was afraid it that it would be a little boring because it's a history book. Boy was I wrong. This narrator is AWESOME! I'm glad I decided to spend this month's credit on it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Till murder

A frightening story about an era I can only read about. I hope the lack of justice after the brutal murder of a boy is a thing of the past. I guess the Martin case proves that's not quite true.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Mannnnn this was a great listen!

Would you listen to Emmett Till again? Why?

Yes!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emmett Till?

The aftermath of the trial. It exposed more details than what I was exposed to before.

Any additional comments?

The narration really brought the story to life!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Powerful story, well written and easy to follow

If you could sum up Emmett Till in three words, what would they be?

Many people look to Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King as the start of the Civil Rights Movement. But Mr. Anderson shows how a gruesome murder in Mississippi in 1955 sparked outrage and led to the modern Civil Rights Movement. It was not segregation that led to the Civil Rights Movement it was blatant disrespect for humanity and injustice that woke up the world to an unjust system.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emmett Till?

The trial held in Sumner, Mississippi and the outcome.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

Any additional comments?

Great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful