Chris Crowe Message Board
katie posts on 1/2/2009 10:49:03 AM
Thanks Chris..so it really was Grandpa? And I loved the way the book ended to with the dad and Hiram talking and getting along. Really nice.
Chris Crowe posts on 1/1/2009 10:27:23 PM
Roy Bryant and J W Milam confessed to the crime a couple months after the trial. You can read the article in the January 1956 issue of LOOK magazine. We've learned in recent years that other men were involved in the murder. The recent FBI report said that Leslie Milam, JW's brother, had a hand in the killing. Most experts on the case believe that there were still others involved who have never been named. In my novel, I knew that at least one other man had been involved in the murder, but at the time I was researching and writing, no one had ever been named. My plan was that RC Rydell would be the 'third man,' but half way through the novel, I realized that it shouldn't be RC, it should be Grampa.
Thanks for reading the novel. Happy new year. Chris
katie posts on 1/1/2009 9:21:32 PM
Chris Crowe... I know the murderer is "unsolved" but who were your intentions of it? Who did you mean to be the killer..I just finished the book literally 5 minutes ago and wanted to know more about it and found this site.
Chris Crowe posts on 12/2/2008 9:18:03 PM
hey anyone avalible to talk about my "book" hehe if u kno what i mean call me @ 507-394-1554
Chris Crowe posts on 5/9/2008 7:14:28 AM
Thanks for reading about Emmett Till. My next book, out in June, is a biography of Thurgood Marshall.
Stephanie posts on 4/9/2008 5:02:09 PM
I am reading Mississippi Trial, 1955 in school and it is such an intersting book. We also read Getting Away With Murder, which was useful because it provided a lot of information. Also, Mississippi Trial, 1955 provides a second side to the story, from the point of view of somebody who actually experienced that time. It tells the story of Emmett Till in a fictional and historically accurate way!
Brandon posts on 1/22/2008 5:22:18 PM
I am eighteen and I fell in lov e with your book. I heard about emmit till but after reading your book I felt like I was in that time period. I thank you for writing it and I hope to read more of your books.
Darcy LaPanta posts on 12/12/2007 3:36:43 PM
I am using Mississippi Trial, 1955 as a springboard into the Civil Rights unit I do with 7th graders.
Thank you for writing about such an important topic~ and thank you for writing for young adults. As a reading teacher, I often struggle to find good, appropriate literature to use with students.
Salina Meek posts on 8/20/2007 9:45:03 AM
I had never heard of Emmett Till until I heard you speak at a Literture Writing Conference at KU. I earned graduate credit from the conference and was assigned to read both of your books. I was fascinated, frustrated, and exremely angered after having finished Mississippi trial, 1955. I now teach the book. We discuss literary elements and we also discuss human nature, the ignorance of prejudice, and inherited hatred. If you have other information that I could share with my students, please email me and let me know. Today I am lecturing over the first three chapters and happened upon this site because I forgot my book at home. I will still lecture, I have read the book aboout 5 or 6 times now.
Thank you for the insite and the opportunity to teach students something worth while.
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D'andrea W. posts on 7/22/2005 4:21:50 PM
Hello. Mr., Chris this D'andrea, im in a black history Course, and every one is doing there on ( Harriet tubman, Martin Luther king, Rosa Parks, and other people in general. So these people knows nothing about him. And the teacher said that Emmett till was in the wrong for doing that to the women. And I want to prove to him that he is wrong and needs to read betwwn the line and not take straight from the horses mouth.
And I want to be different, From them and I want to write on Emmett Till,
But I can't find what im looking for on the internet and, in books. To prove what I have to make clear.
In need to know
*Where did the setting take place
* Main Characters and a description about them
* Brief Summary of the book.( the book is Mississippi trail, 1955)
Mr. Chris please help me I want to show them that all the others was not just the black in this world that, did something right, or wrong. Please help me and I'll make sure to put you in my biography
And god bless you
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