A large crowd waited patiently Friday evening, February 2, for Timothy Tyson’s arrival, when he gave a passionate, rousing, extemporaneous presentation on The Blood of Emmett Till and how Till’s brutal and unresolved murder, racism, and endangered civil rights are reverberating now in early 2017.
Jack Smith, of Tupelo, Mississippi and the son of Robert B. Smith, the prosecutor in the Till trial, was in the audience with a scrapbook of related clippings and memorabilia, which he talked about prior to Tim Tyson’s appearance.
Timothy Tyson is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Professor of American Christianity and Culture at Duke, and adjunct professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina.
Pictured below are Jack Smith (right) with the author (left). We thank Tim’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, for publishing this important book and for sponsoring Tim’s appearance here in Oxford. Signed first edition copies of the book are available from Square Books.