The Ghost of Emmett Till

Based on Real Life Events, A Civil Rights Primer

by W. James Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781418464776
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781418464783

About the Book

No one could have fathomed the impact that fourteen-year-old Emmett Till’s death would have on race relations, politics, and civil rights after he was brutally murdered in the sweltering Mississippi Delta.

Young Emmett’s death had a direct influence on award-winning freelance journalist Jamal Peterson who travels to the Mississippi Delta to cover the murder trial and gets more than he bargained.

The men who killed Emmett Till are acquitted, but they do not escape a supernatural justice meted upon them by Emmett’s ghost. Negroes in the Delta view Emmett Till’s ghost as a blessing when his specter begins to strike fear in the hearts and minds of evildoers.

This novel is intended to commemorate the death of Emmett Till.

About the Author

He is a retired educator who served as a classroom teacher, coach, and school administrator.  He started his own business by the name of Write Stuff and works as an independent contractor.  He has won honors in the field of education and community service.  He resides in Michigan and is a member of the Detroit Writer’s Guild.  His first published novel is “Misbegotten.”  Readers have praised his writing and are eagerly awaiting his novel “The Ghost of Emmett Till.”


He is a graduate of Central Michigan University--holding three degrees.