A Wreath for Emmett Till

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A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson.pdf

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Descriptions : 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 fa 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










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