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Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America

This book is about Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley
"Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America" is a profound narrative that captures the transformation of Mamie Till-Mobley from a grieving mother into a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. The book delves deep into the heart-wrenching story of her son, Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 ignited a nationwide outcry and spurred the fight for racial justice in America. Born into the modest surroundings of 1930s Chicago, Mamie's life took a tragic turn when Emmett was lynched in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Her courageous decision to hold an open-casket funeral exposed the world to the brutality of racial violence, marking a significant moment in American history. Published on October 7, 2003, this memoir not only recounts the events that led to Emmett's death and the subsequent trial but also highlights Mamie's indomitable spirit as she channeled her grief into activism, inspiring generations. Ideal for high school readers, this book is a crucial exploration of resilience and the ongoing struggle for racial equality, urging readers to reflect on how they can contribute to a more just society.
Published by Random House on October 7, 2003
320 pages
ISBN: 9781400061174
Best for readers in High School
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