Over 67 years ago on the summer of August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till was tragically lynched in Mississippi by two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam after he was accused by Bryant’s wife, Carolyn Bryant, of allegedly making an advance at her. Bryant and Milam were tried and acquitted by an all-white-malevia LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/12/bob-newman-shadows-of-emmett-till/
There remains a variety of vital ongoing conversations revolving around the life and death of Emmett Louis Till. In Bob Newman’s recently released publication, Shadows of Emmett Till, published by Kehrer Verlag, he continues this discourse and actively confronts the complex past of America before Till’s unfathomable fate. The circumstances surrounding his death parallel the society we still exist in today where Black lives, such as Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, George Floyd, and a heartbreakingly long list of more Black Americans, are continuing to be unforgivably taken at the hands of racist white Americans.