A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

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Author/Contributor(s): Nelson, Marilyn ; Lardy, Philippe
Publisher: Clarion Books
Date: 01/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
2006 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention.

Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This martyr's wreath, woven from a little-known but sophisticated form of poetry, challenges us to speak out against modern-day injustices, to "speak what we see."