Remembering Emmett Till




      Remembering Emmett Till
Take a drive through the Mississippi Delta today and you ll find a landscape dotted with memorials to major figures and events from the civil rights movement Perhaps the most chilling are those devoted to the murder of Emmett Till, a tragedy of hate and injustice that became a beacon in the fight for racial equality The ways this event is remembered have been fraught from the beginning, revealing currents of controversy, patronage, and racism lurking just behind the placid facades of historical markers In Remembering Emmett Till, Dave Tell gives us five accounts of the commemoration of this infamous crime In a development no one could have foreseen, Till s murder one of the darkest moments in the region s history has become an economic driver for the Delta Historical tourism has transformed seemingly innocuous places like bridges, boat landings, gas stations, and riverbeds into sites of racial politics, reminders of the still unsettled question of how best to remember the victim of this heinous crime Tell builds an insightful and persuasive case for how these memorials have altered the Delta s physical and cultural landscape, drawing potent connections between the dawn of the civil rights era and our own moment of renewed fire for racial justice. New Read Remembering Emmett Till By Dave Tell For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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      Remembering Emmett Till
 author Dave Tell For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • Remembering Emmett Till
  • Dave Tell
  • 01 December 2019
  • 022655953X

10 thoughts on “ Remembering Emmett Till

  1. Jon Ruhlen says:

    A fascinating account of the behind the scenes maneuvering of politics, race, and economics that have impacted where and how the story of Emmett Till s brutal murder is commemorated or not in the Mississippi counties in which it took place ...

  2. Kkraemer says:

    This is the story of the Emmett Till story, an exploration of how the story was told, by whom, for what purposeit s the story of historiography, the story of how stories are remembered.We ve all heard the broad story of Emmett Till s murder and seen the casket picture of his face Some say that the incident was the spark that lead to the Civil Rights movement, though Tell points out that the Civil Rights movement may well have been sparked by a myriad of other incidents and pictures both This is the story of the Emmett Till story, an exploration of how the story was told, by whom, for what purposeit...

  3. Connie says:

    Very interesting and insightful but very choppy repetitive writing style.

  4. Jill says:

    There is no arguing that this book has an important message that everyone would benefit from hearing This book exposes how commemorating important events is often only an afterthought in how historical grant monies are often used andspecifically, how racism is perpetuated by ignoring the important lessons of a hate crime, like the death of 14 year old Emmett Till, in a grab for money for self gain However, this book is often repetitive There were several times in the book that I There is no...

  5. Ryan Louis says:

    Certainly academic yet marvelously free of most jargon Honestly, each chapter felt like it was an evolving mystery novel each a story with sometimes absurd twists detailing stories of corruption, blatant paternalism and fevered attempts to make money This important history of race, place and the life and death of Emmett Till deserves our attention it should inspire a steady resolve to commit ourselves to continued action What Tell refers to as an ecology of memory creates a powerful Certainly academic yet marvelously free of most jargon Honestly, each chapter felt like it was an evolvin...

  6. Afifah Widya says:

    study of memorials

  7. Jennie says:

    I cannot even begin to fathom the work that went into telling this story.

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