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The Economist recognizes CAS PhD book: Remembering Emmett Till

ALUMNI NEWS: Remembering Emmett Till, the second book by 2006 CAS PhD Dave Tell, Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, has been named a book of the year by The Economist. The Economist describes the book, published by the University of Chicago Press, as "a fine history of racism, poverty and memory in the Mississippi Delta told through the lynching of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago whose murder in 1955—and his mother’s determination to display his mutilated features in an open coffin—made him an early martyr of the civil-rights movement." Congratulations to Dave! Find the full list of The Economist's forty international books of the year here: https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2019/12/07/our-books-of-the-year (Reading the full story requires email registration.)

Remembering Emmett Till, the second book by 2006 CAS PhD Dave Tell, Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, has been named a book of the year by The Economist

The Economist describes the book, published by the University of Chicago Press, as "a fine history of racism, poverty and memory in the Mississippi Delta told through the lynching of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago whose murder in 1955—and his mother’s determination to display his mutilated features in an open coffin—made him an early martyr of the civil-rights movement."

Congratulations to Dave!

 

Find the full list of The Economist's forty international books of the year here:

https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2019/12/07/our-books-of-the-year

(Reading the full story requires email registration.)