A few days full of trouble : revelations on the journey to justice for my cousin and best friend, Emmett Till / Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr. and Christopher Benson.
Book | One World | 2023 | First edition.
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xix, 391 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
White lies -- What is life? -- "What does justice look like?" -- "Investigate and legislate" -- Unreasonable doubt -- A place called slaughter -- Broken promises -- Law and order -- Tale of the tape -- Reading between the lies -- Alternative facts -- Monuments, memorials, memories -- House of mirrors -- Appropriation -- Ghost skins -- Reckoning with the consequences.
"In 1955, Emmett Till was lynched when he was 14 years old. That remains an undisputed fact of the case that ignited a flame within the civil rights movement that has yet to be extinguished. Yet the rest of the details surrounding the case remain distorted by time and too many tellings. What does justice mean in the resolution of a 66 year-old cold case? In A Few Days Full of Trouble, this question drives a new telling of the story of Emmett Till, relayed by his cousin and best friend-the Reverend Wheeler Parker, Jr., a survivor of the night of terror when 14-year-old Emmett was taken from his family's rural Mississippi Delta home in the dead of night"-- Provided by publisher.
Online version: Parker, Wheeler, 1939- Few days full of trouble First edition. New York : One World,  9780593134276 (DLC) 2022022036