Two FREE eBooks

For My Book-reading Friends --
Today I've put up two links to free civil-rights books

Who Killed Emmett Till (unabridged) can be found for download on Scribd 

 

 

at http://www.scribd.com/doc/177874558/Who-Killed-Emmett-Till 

and

Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited is available for online reading at

http://themiddleoftheinternet.com/OnlineBooks/Rebels/index.html

About these books --

Who Killed Emmett Till?


“This [Who Killed Emmett Till?] is a well-written and fascinating book about a vicious lynching of an African-American teenager from Chicago while visiting Mississippi. His mother insisted on an open coffin for the services so that people could see what was done to her son. The author explains the history, demands justice, talks with some of those still alive who, as she says, "still had the story fresh in their hearts and minds." After you read this book, the events will live in your heart and mind too, because she makes it come alive. This is highly recommended." Bernard Farber

 

Where Rebels Roost...Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited

After 23 months of research and writing, while living in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Where Rebels Roost features:

--A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories

--Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research) 

--Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families.

--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!)

But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people – stories that deserve to be told. I hope you enjoy this read as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Who should read this book? Genealogists, historians, history buffs, teachers, students, civil rights activists and followers, anyone who loves a fascinating story.

*****

Please enjoy these books, and I will appreciate your comments.
Susan