Death of Innocence – Mamie Till-Mobley
epub | 2.18 MB | English | Isbn:B003E8AIDO |
Author: Mamie Till-Mobley | PAge: 322 | Year: 2003
There are many heroes of the civil rights movement–men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till–an innocent fourteen-year-old African-American boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and who paid for it with his life. His outraged mother’s actions galvanized the civil rights movement, leaving an indelible mark on American racial consciousness.
Mamie Carthan was an ordinary African-American woman growing up in 1930s Chicago, living under the strong, steady influence of her mother’s care. She fell in love with and married Louis Till, and while the marriage didn’t last, they did have a beautiful baby boy, Emmett.
In August 1955, Emmett was visiting family in Mississippi when he was kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night by…
Category:Sociology of Race Relations, General Sociology of Race Relations, Biographies of Social Activists