A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

Marilyn Nelson


A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor e-book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett until eventually is "A relocating elegy," says The Bulletin.

In 1955 humans everywhere in the usa knew that Emmett Louis until eventually was once a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white lady in Mississippi. The brutality of his homicide, the open-casket funeral held by way of his mom, Mamie until Mobley, and the acquittal of the boys attempted for the crime drew large media recognition. In a profound and chilling poem, award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose destiny helped spark the civil rights move.

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