Mike Kabongo's Reviews > Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

Simeon's Story by Simeon Wright
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really liked it
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My only complaint about this book is that it isn't long enough.

Simeon Wright plainly, and unbiasedly tells his part and memory of a dark, dark period of American history. Life in the Mississippi Delta in 1955 was precarious even if you'd grown up their and knew all the rules, Simeon Wright's cousin from Chicago didn't, and his life ended in the delta floating down the Tallahatchie river wired to a fan for whistling at a white woman.
Well told, good use of pictures and no grandstanding.
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December 7, 2012 – Shelved as: history
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