Mar 23 2017
Devery Anderson and Leslie G. Kelen

Devery Anderson and Leslie G. Kelen

Presented by Weller Book Works at Weller Book Works

Devery Anderson offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. Anderson utilizes documents that had never been available to previous researchers, such as the trial transcript, long-hidden depositions by key players in the case, and interviews given by Carolyn Bryant to the FBI in 2004 (her first in fifty years), as well as other recently revealed FBI documents. Anderson also interviewed family members of the accused killers, most of whom agreed to talk for the first time, as well as several journalists who covered the murder trial in 1955.

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2017/03/23 - 2017/03/23

Location Info

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102