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Author Clenora Hudson-Weems examines the gruesome 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi.  She also challenges the widespread belief that Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat on a segregated bus precipitated the modern civil rights movement.  Instead, she believes, it was Till’s murder that was the catalyst of the Black protest movement in the 50s and 60s that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King.



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