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Song of Solomon: Civil Rights

Providing context for deeper insight into Toni Morrison's novel.

Emmett Till

The Murder of Emmett Till

DVD 364.152 MUR

The murder of 14-year old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.

Birmingham Church Bombing

4 Little Girls

DVD 364.152 FOU

Documentary about the murder of Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley on Sept. 15, 1963 by a bomb planted in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by the Ku Klux Klan at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.



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