“Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? is powerful, disturbing, well-written, and an important book for our day.”
This is not one Till tale but three. When young Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi, in 1955, his death changed the Civil Rights Movement and American history.
Local history can be rich, exotic, complicated, personal, and dark but especially when an incident like the Scopes Monkey Trial serves as an “island” in regional and national social currents.
And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK is a companion to a PBS series of the same name and chronicles the last 50 years of black history and culture in an illustrated timeline featuring
“. . . while many of the stories in Life Upon These Shores give us pause, Mr.