(Un)Happy Spring

Birds chirp, fresh air invigorates, flowers bloom

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Sweet smells quickly turn sour

 

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Emmett Till was 14 years old when he was lynched

REMEMBRANCE. THOUGHTS. I LOVE YOU. BE CAREFUL. I’M SAD.

His mother held an open casket funeral

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Forget-me-not.

Marilyn Nelson and illustrator Philippe Lardy created A Wreath

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A Wreath of flowers for Emmett Till.

1 dead [black] teen and 5 innocent [white] men

So much like Flowers by Alice Walker.

Past is past

but education is best.

PBS exposes

the human condition.

RIP EMMETT TILL

Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Boston Globe-horn Book Award Honor, Fiction & Poetry. ALA Best Book for Young Adults. ALA Notable Book for Children. Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor. Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Booklist Editors’ Choice. Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Booklinks Lasting Connections Selection. Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts.

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