Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement
|Publisher||Roaring Brook Press|
Mamie Till-Mobley is the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally murdered while visiting the South in 1955. His death became a rallying point for the civil rights movement, but few know that it was his mother who was the catalyst for bringing his name to the forefront of history. This book offers a testament to the power of love, the bond of motherhood, and one woman's unwavering advocacy for justice. It is a poised, moving work about a woman who refocused her unimaginable grief into action for the greater good. Mamie fearlessly refused to allow the U.S. to turn away from what happened to her only child. She turned pain into change that ensured her son's life mattered.