Devery Anderson

Devery Anderson is the author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. He was determined early on to seek out the facts of the brutal, racially motivated murder of Emmett Till and bring them to light. Emmett Till offers a comprehensive account of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath, while also telling the story of the 14 year-old African American boy from Chicago. Till’s death and the acquittal of his killers by an all-white jury set off a firestorm of protests that reverberated all over the world and helped spur the civil rights movement in the United States.