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The Resource In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle, Darryl Mace

In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle, Darryl Mace

Label
In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle
Title
In remembrance of Emmett Till
Title remainder
regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle
Statement of responsibility
Darryl Mace
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were acquitted of murdering Till and dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River, and later that year, an all-white grand jury chose not to indict the men on kidnapping charges. A few months later, Bryant and Milam admitted to the crime in an interview with the national media. They were never convicted. Although Till's body was mutilated, his mother ordered that his casket remain open during the funeral service so that the country could observe the results of racially motivated violence in the Deep South. Media attention focused on the lynching fanned the flames of regional tension and impelled many individuals--including Rosa Parks--to become vocal activists for racial equality. In this innovative study, Darryl Mace explores media coverage of Till's murder and provides a close analysis of the regional and racial perspectives that emerged. He investigates the portrayal of the trial in popular and black newspapers in Mississippi and the South, documents post-trial reactions, and examines Till's memorialization in the press to highlight the media's role in shaping regional and national opinions. Provocative and compelling, In Remembrance of Emmett Till provides a valuable new perspective on one of the sparks that ignited the civil rights movement"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mace, Darryl
Dewey number
364.1/34
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
M24 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil rights and struggle for black equality in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Emmett
  • Lynching
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mass media
  • Journalism
  • Memorials
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Racism
  • Public opinion
Label
In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle, Darryl Mace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emmett Till's America -- August nights -- Home going -- "M is for Mississippi and murder" -- Trial by print -- Galvanizing the Emmett Till generation -- In remembrance of Emmett Till
Control code
ocn858901745
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813145365
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858901745
Label
In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle, Darryl Mace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emmett Till's America -- August nights -- Home going -- "M is for Mississippi and murder" -- Trial by print -- Galvanizing the Emmett Till generation -- In remembrance of Emmett Till
Control code
ocn858901745
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813145365
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858901745

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