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By Marilyn Nelson

ISBN-10: 0618397523

ISBN-13: 9780618397525

In 1955, humans everywhere in the usa knew that Emmett Louis until used to be a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white girl in Mississippi. The brutality of his homicide, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the boys attempted for the crime drew large media attention.

Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose destiny helped spark the civil rights circulate. This martyr’s wreath, woven from a little-known yet subtle kind of poetry, demanding situations us to talk out opposed to modern day injustices, to “speak what we see.”

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