Anne Frank Emmett Till

Anne Frank   Emmett Till

The sole objective in writing the play and this book has been to convey how state-sponsored hatred kills, and how powerful oppressors use the same tactics and techniques to dehumanize, dominate, and destroy those they consider to be ...

Author: Anne & Emmett LLC

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1493055941

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Anne Frank & Emmett Till is an effort to reveal how some of the people the author has known and the seminal events she experienced, enabled her to link together in an imaginary conversation, the seemingly disparate lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till, two iconic figures who were murdered by societies that couldn't protect them. In some chapters the author quotes portions of the dialogue she used in her play, Anne & Emmett, with an explanation of what events triggered the thoughts in her mind. In disclosing her personal views and attitudes, she hopes the reader may come to understand the making of the playwright as well as the making of the play, and "why I am as I am." The book is not an academic treatment on the subjects of racism and anti-Semitism. Rather, it is simply how both evils impacted the author's life and played a major role in the creation of Anne & Emmett. The sole objective in writing the play and this book has been to convey how state-sponsored hatred kills, and how powerful oppressors use the same tactics and techniques to dehumanize, dominate, and destroy those they consider to be unworthy of membership in the human community. It is Ms. Langhart Cohen's hope that if we join Anne and Emmett, and their parents, Otto and Mamie, on an imaginary journey into the realm of memory where they recount their histories, it might help illuminate the way forward for us to achieve a higher level of decency and humanity.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The killing in 1955 of Emmett Till, called “America's Anne Frank” by writers at the time, ignited a wave of outrage and disgust within the black community and across the nation. A highspirited fourteen-year-old from Chicago, ...

Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691146218

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of children's rights throughout American history, interweaving the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin Franklin with those of children less known but no less courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those who misguidedly believe that America's children already have more rights than they need, or that children's rights pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential to a child's journey into adulthood, and why understanding rights for children leads to a better understanding of human rights for all. Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national resistance--and moral responsibility--to recognize children's rights.
Categories: Law

Anne and Emmett

Anne and Emmett

An imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till examining the parallels in the lives of two teenage victims of institutionalized hatred

Author: Janet Cohen

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ISBN: 1451534892

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An imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till examining the parallels in the lives of two teenage victims of institutionalized hatred
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Anne Frank Unbound

Anne Frank Unbound

radio in 2009.81 Several musical adaptations of Anne Frank's story have been essayed over the years, ... with another human rights martyr (Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne and Emmett, a fictional exchange between Anne Frank and Emmett Till).

Author: Barbara Kishenblatt-Gimblett

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253007551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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“A brilliantly conceived and long overdue opening up [or deconstruction] of the Anne Frank story.” —James Clifford, Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness Department, University of California As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl’s words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing. Apart from officially sanctioned works and organizations, there exists a prodigious amount of cultural production, which encompasses literature, art, music, film, television, blogs, pedagogy, scholarship, religious ritual, and comedy. Created by both artists and amateurs, these responses to Anne Frank range from veneration to irreverence. Although at times they challenge conventional perceptions of her significance, these works testify to the power of Anne Frank, the writer, and Anne Frank, the cultural phenomenon, as people worldwide forge their own connections with the diary and its author. “This collection of brilliant essays offers fascinating and unexpected insights into the significance of Anne Frank’s iconic Holocaust-era diary from many disciplinary perspectives in the arts and humanities.” —Jan T. Gross, the Norman B. Tomlinson Professor of War and Society, Princeton University “This volume is a major contribution to scholarship regarding Anne Frank's diary and its cultural influence . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice “Engrossing . . . The overall aim is to provide a greater understanding of the general and particular engagement with Anne Frank as a person, a symbol, an icon, an inspiration, and perhaps most polarizing, as one victim, not the victim of the Nazi holocaust.” —Broadside
Categories: Literary Criticism

Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Had Emmett Till become America's Anne Frank, a photograph substituted for a diary? Or was this simply an interracial drama about sex and murder in the Deep South, though cast in compelling ways and staged without a clear ending?

Author: Davis W. Houck

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733044

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Employing never-before-used historical materials, the authors of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press reveal how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the 1955 Emmett Till murder. Combing small-circulation weeklies as well as large-circulation dailies, Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy analyze the rhetoric at work as the state attempted to grapple with a brutal, small-town slaying. Initially, coverage tended to be sympathetic to Till, but when the case became a clarion call for civil rights and racial justice in Mississippi, journalists reacted. Newspapers both reported on the Till investigation and editorialized on its protagonists. Within days the Till case transcended the specifics of a murder in the Delta. Coverage wrestled with such complex cultural matters as the role of the press, class, gender, and geography in the determination of guilt and innocence. Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press provides a careful examination of the courtroom testimony given in Sumner, Mississippi, and the trial's conclusion as reported by the state's newspapers. The book closes with an analysis of how Mississippi has attempted to come to terms with its racially troubled past by, in part, memorializing Emmett Till in and around the Delta.
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Janet Langhart Cohen s Anne Emmett

Janet Langhart Cohen s Anne   Emmett

Anne Frank (Young Jewish girl, fifteen years old) Emmett Till (Young Black boy, fourteen years old) Otto Frank (Anne's father, mid-forties businessman) Mamie Till (Emmett's mother, mid-thirties educator) J. W. Milam (One of Emmett's ...

Author: Anne & Emmett LLC

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493058990

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett: A One-Act Play is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the thirteen-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the fourteen-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the modern American civil rights movement. The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lives. The beyond-the-grave encounter draws the startling similarities between the two youths’ harrowing experiences at the hands of societies that couldn't protect them. In memory, Anne recounts hiding in a cramped attic with her family after German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered the Nazi military to round up Jewish people throughout Europe, and put them in concentration camps in route to gas chambers. At the age of fifteen, Anne died of typhus at the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in March 1945, a few weeks before British troops liberated the camp. Emmett tells Anne how he, in 1955, ended up being brutally attacked by two white racists who beat and tortured him before shooting him in the head and tossing his body into the Tallahatchie River with a cotton-gin fan tied to his neck. This happened after he whistled at a white woman while visiting his uncle in Money, Mississippi.
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Janet Langhart Cohen s Anne Emmett

Janet Langhart Cohen s Anne   Emmett

Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett: A One-Act Play is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred.

Author: Anne & Emmett LLC

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493056453

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett: A One-Act Play is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the thirteen-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the fourteen-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the modern American civil rights movement. The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lives. The beyond-the-grave encounter draws the startling similarities between the two youths' harrowing experiences at the hands of societies that couldn't protect them. In memory, Anne recounts hiding in a cramped attic with her family after German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered the Nazi military to round up Jewish people throughout Europe, and put them in concentration camps in route to gas chambers. At the age of fifteen, Anne died of typhus at the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in March 1945, a few weeks before British troops liberated the camp. Emmett tells Anne how he, in 1955, ended up being brutally attacked by two white racists who beat and tortured him before shooting him in the head and tossing his body into the Tallahatchie River with a cotton-gin fan tied to his neck. This happened after he whistled at a white woman while visiting his uncle in Money, Mississippi.
Categories: Drama

Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

Till-Mobley and Benson, Death of Innocence, book jacket. “Anne and Emmett,” http://www.anneandemmett.com/ (accessed 8 August 2011). Francine Prose, Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife (New York: Harper Perennial, ...

Author: Jodi Eichler-Levine

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479822294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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This compelling work examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children’s literature. Through close readings of selected titles published since 1945, Jodi Eichler-Levine analyzes what is at stake in portraying religious history for young people, particularly when the histories in question are traumatic ones. In the wake of the Holocaust and lynchings, of the Middle Passage and flight from Eastern Europe's pogroms, children’s literature provides diverse and complicated responses to the challenge of representing difficult collective pasts. In reading the work of various prominent authors, including Maurice Sendak, Julius Lester, Jane Yolen, Sydney Taylor, and Virginia Hamilton, Eichler-Levine changes our understanding of North American religions. She illuminates how narratives of both suffering and nostalgia graft future citizens into ideals of American liberal democracy, and into religious communities that can be understood according to recognizable notions of reading, domestic respectability, and national sacrifice. If children are the idealized recipients of the past, what does it mean to tell tales of suffering to children, and can we imagine modes of memory that move past utopian notions of children as our future? Suffer the Little Children asks readers to alter their worldviews about children’s literature as an “innocent” enterprise, revisiting the genre in a darker and more unsettled light.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reuse Misuse Abuse

Reuse  Misuse  Abuse

Like Emmett Till, Anne Frank was a child who was murdered; hence, the appropriation of her image for humor is ethically reprehensible despite the commentary on Anne Frank's iconic, sanctified status that may (or may not) have been ...

Author: Jaimie Baron

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813599281

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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In contemporary culture, existing audiovisual recordings are constantly reused and repurposed for various ends, raising questions regarding the ethics of such appropriations, particularly when the recording depicts actual people and events. Every reuse of a preexisting recording is, on some level, a misuse in that it was not intended or at least anticipated by the original maker, but not all misuses are necessarily unethical. In fact, there are many instances of productive misuse that seem justified. At the same time, there are other instances in which the misuse shades into abuse. Documentary scholars have long engaged with the question of the ethical responsibility of documentary makers in relation to their subjects. But what happens when this responsibility is set at a remove, when the recording already exists for the taking and repurposing? Reuse, Misuse and Abuse surveys a range of contemporary films and videos that appropriate preexisting footage and attempts to theorize their ethical implications.
Categories: Social Science

Race and Reconciliation in America

Race and Reconciliation in America

I am ever hopeful and, like Anne Frank, I believe. I want to thank the two actors who portrayed Anne Frank and Emmett Till so brilliantly last night. Krista Buccellato and Elyas Harris. Congratulations. We could not have gotten a ...

Author: William S. Cohen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073913552X

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Race and racism have played a divisive and defining role throughout much of America's history. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Ku Klux Klan terrorism have inflicted deep psychic wounds, social disparities, and economic disadvantages that have diminished the promise of equal rights and opportunities for all. While much progress in race relations has been made in recent years_including the election of Barack Obama as President of the United State_it's clear that our journey to a post-racial era is far from complete. In virtually every measurable category, whether income levels, job opportunities, access to health care, life expectancy, high school diplomas, incarceration rates, do not fare well compared to their white counterparts. The dialogue entitled Race and Reconciliation in America was convened to provide a forum for a long overdue, open, honest, and constructive discussion among people of good will about the need for the American people to truly grasp the depth of past misdeeds, why the legacies of past oppression persist, and how we can achieve a more fair and just society embodied in the American Dream.
Categories: Social Science