The Blood of Emmett Till Quotes

Timothy B. Tyson
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My name is being called on the road to freedom. I can hear the blood of Emmett Till as it calls from the ground…. When shall we go? Not tomorrow! Not at high noon! Now!
-- Reveren Samuel Wells (Prefartory material)

Importance: This quotation is important because the book's title is an allusion to it.

Nothing that boy did could every justify what happened to him.
-- Carolyn Bryant Donham (chapter 1)

Importance: This quotation is important because it is the first time Carolyn has confessed that she lied.

My darling, my darling, I know I was on your mind when you died.
-- Mamie Bradley (chapter 8)

Importance: This quotation is important in that it exemplifies Mamie's pain and also illustrates how she used her grief as propaganda..

They had to see what I had seen. The whole nation had to bear witness to this. I knew that if they walked by the casket, if people opened the pages of Jet magazine or the Chicago Defender, if other people...
-- Mamie Bradley (chapter 8)

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