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Faculty Bookwatch: "The Blood of Emmett Till"

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Timothy B. Tyson
Faculty Bookwatch

*Seating is limited! Registration required:

Please join us at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a "Faculty Bookwatch" event to celebrate Tim Tyson's new book The Blood of Emmett Till (Simon & Schuster, 2017). "Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson's The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, The Blood of Emmett Till redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history."

Co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is an annual program at FHI that celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author will be on hand to offer responses and engage with the wider audience. Following the event, there will be a public reception and book sale.

Contact: Sarah Rogers