Mississippi trial 1955 book summary
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris CroweWinner of the 2003 International Reading Association Award for Young Adult Novel
At first Hiram is excited to visit his hometown in Mississippi. But soon after he arrives, he crosses paths with Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who is also visiting for the summer, and Hiram sees firsthand how the local whites mistreat blacks who refuse to know their place. When Emmetts tortured dead body is found floating in a river, Hiram is determined to find out who could do such a thing. But what will it cost him to know? Mississippi Trial, 1955 is a gripping read, based on true events that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.
Mississippi Trial, 1955
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Mississippi Trial, is a novel written by Chris Crowe , an American teacher and author, published in Crowe's book centers around a young adolescent boy named Hiram, who is visiting his hometown in Mississippi when he encounters Emmett Till , a black teenager around his age who is also there for the same reason. While he spends more and more time in the town, Hiram witnesses many events of racism and prejudice by whites against blacks, eventually culminating in Emmett's dead, brutally marked body floating in the river. Remembering his meeting with Emmett, Hiram is determined to find out the culprits, no matter what it takes. Mississippi Trial, is a prominent book about one of the roots of the civil rights movement, an incident that sparked outrage across America: the murdering and torturing of an African-American boy Emmett Till.
Murder Trial, is the story of a white teenage male named Hiram Hillburn who has returned to his hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi in the summer of Hiram finds that although the town has not changed in appearance, not everything is as it seems. As a youth, he was unaware of the rampant prejudice that the town has, especially towards blacks. The meeting of Emmett Till helped Hiram to see this and even Hiram begins to have a change of heart. Emmett's kidnapping and murder for alleged inappropriate actions towards a white woman have a deep effect on Hiram, and Hiram feels that it is now his duty to seek the truth of what really happened to Emmett. This tale takes him into the courtroom of the suspected killers and brings him face-to-face with his own feelings and an awful revelation that changes the way he thinks about those he loves the most. As a 7-year-old boy in , Hiram Hillburn lives in Greenwood, Mississippi with his grandparents as his parents live and work in Oxford.
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