Book: Remembering Emmett Till by Dave Tell

From the Kirkus Review

Still, this is also a book likely to displease local chambers of commerce, memorial designers, and others who would weave together stories that were once considered separate and even today are not fully answered. As he writes, for instance, "while the inclusion of Bryant’s Grocery in Till’s story is no longer controversial, questions about what precisely happened in the store remain as all-consuming as they were in 1955.” 

The review also notes that the writing is less narrative and more academic, but this is yet another welcome look at Emmett Till’s life and legacy as well as the continued culpability of the Bryant, Dunham and Tribble familles.


An excerpt from Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliott Gorn