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Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file / John Edgar Wideman.

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Rowayton Library 364.152 WID (Text to phone) 33625138921015 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Louis Till -- The file -- Graves.
Summary, etc.:
"In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett's murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis's execution, he couldn't escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first time. Author of the award-winningBrothers and Keepers, Wideman brings extraordinary insight and a haunting intimacy to this devastating story. An amalgam of research, memoir, and imagination, The Louis Till File is completely original in its delivery--an engaging and enlightening conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons. Wideman turns seventy-five this year, and he brings the force of his substantial intellect and experience to this beautiful, stirring book, his first nonfiction in fifteen years,"--Baker & Taylor.
Subject: United States. Army. Transportation Command. Battalion, 379th. Company, 177th > Biography.
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 > Death and burial.
Wideman, John Edgar.
Till, Louis, 1922-1945 > Death and burial.
World War, 1939-1945 > African Americans > Biography.
African American soldiers > Biography.
War crimes > Italy > Civitavecchia.
War crimes > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Italy.
African American men > Social conditions > 20th century.

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