Professor of English
University of Missouri-Columbia
Emmett Till Expert whose 1988 Ford Doctoral Dissertation (U of Iowa), “Emmett Till: The Impetus of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” was the 1st to establish Till as the catalyst, rather than an embarrassment, of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and the 60s
Author of Emmett Till: The Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement (1994); The Definitive Emmett Till: Passion and Battle of a Woman for Truth and Intellectual Justice (2007); Plagiarism—Physical and Intellectual Lynchings: An Emmett Till Continuum (2007); Emmett—Legacy, Redemption and Forgiveness (2014), and numerous Book Chapters, Articles, etc.
Emmett Till Was Murdered 61 Years Ago, But Racism Lives On
The tragic story of Emmett’s journey from Chicago to Mississippi and back is a poignant tale that resonates today. We are reminded of modern day Emmetts whose short lives and senseless deaths in some way sadly represent an ongoing cycle.Learn More...