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In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Darryl Mace

Abstract

Amid general unification behind anticommunism, Emmett Louis Till's 1955 lynching engendered regional stories and illuminated racial dispositions that placed center stage all the vitriolic hatred that remained as a legacy of slavery, segregation, and white supremacy. Chronicling events surrounding the lynching, regional press coverage of the Till saga marked a response to people's views of the place in which they lived and how their locale compared to the rest of the nation. Using regionalism as a lens, this book provides a textual analysis of press coverage of Emmett Till's lynching. The regio ... More

Keywords: Emmett Till Generation, Regionalism, Print Media, Lynching, 1955, Race, Gender, African American, Mississippi, Chicago

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813145365
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darryl Mace, author
Cabrini College