Voices

Shannen Dee Williams is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is working on the manuscript for her first book, Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the United States.

In this 1955 file photo, Mamie Bradley, mother of Emmett Till, pauses at her son's casket at a Chicago funeral home.
Arts & Culture Books
April 26, 2017
One cannot begin to understand the current deterioration of American race relations without confronting the enduring realities of white supremacy present in the case of Emmett Till.