Death Of Innocence Book Report

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Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America was written by Mamie Till-Mobley, a supporter of equal opportunities for different ethnicities. Christopher Benson, a writer and lawyer, assisted Mamie Till-Mobley as a co-author in her personal biography. Death of Innocence was published in the year 2003 by Random House in New York. This memoir has 290 pages, including seven pages of Christopher Benson’s personal experiences with Mamie Till-Mobley in the afterword. Death of Innocence is categorized as an adult nonfiction book. Mamie specifically wrote this book to tell her son’s story, representing hope and forgiveness, which revealed the sinister and illegal punishments of the south. She wanted to prevent this horrendous tragedy from happening to others. The purpose of the book was to describe the torment African Americans faced in the era of Jim Crow. It gives imagery through the perspective of a mother who faced hurt, but brought unity to the public, to stand up for the rights of equal treatment. This book tells how one event was part of the elimination of racial segregation. A murder brought unity to a public who were always stepped over.…show more content…
Milam were guiltless of killing Emmett Till, Mamie Till-Mobley was the one receiving hate mail. She stated that “it was the white murderers who felt they were being victimized.” Things shifted in history when in 1909, an organization founded by W.E.B. Du Bois was established. This organization was known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They fought for racial equality as well as fighting discrimination in many court cases. Mamie was very appreciated of the NAACP when they were putting her and the murder of her son first in the state of Mississippi during the time period of 1955. Yet, African Americans had a view of, “white power would be protected at all costs, and the value of black life was
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