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Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till

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Creator:Burnham, Louis E.
Title:Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till
Date:1955
Description:

Faint vertical crease through center where long ago this was folded and put in a pocket, otherwise, only very light wear and expected aging. This is a fiery pamphlet regarding human rights abuses against African-Americans in the South. The pamphlet is not just about Emmet Till, whose murder helped galvanize the Civil Rights movement, but about violence against blacks throughout the South. The author was a civil rights activist who was the editor of Freedom, the newspaper founded by Paul Robeson. Compelling pamphlet from the early days of the Civil Rights Movement.

Louis Burnham. Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till. New York: Freedom Associates, 1955. http://hdl.handle.net/10428/2991.

Louis E. Burnham is editor of FREEDOM, the lively monthly publication which interprets Negro affairs. For ten years he traveled extensively throughout the South as an organizer of the Negro youth and leader of the right-to-vote movement. He is intimately acquainted with the Mississippi Delta area described in this pamphlet and uniquely equipped to write about current developments there on which the nation’s eyes are focused.

Types:Book | Text
Subjects:Emmett Louis Till (1941-1955) | Civil rights movements | African Americans--Civil rights | Lynching | United States
Collection:Civil Rights Papers
Institution:Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections
Contributors:Valdosta State University. Odum Library. Archives and Special Collections
Original Material:

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New York: Freedom Associates

Rights and Usage:

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Louis Burnham. Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till. New York: Freedom Associates, 1955. http://hdl.handle.net/10428/2991.

Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.handle.net/10428/2991