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Susan Klopfer is available to speak to your organization
on these and related topics:


Five Costly Diversity Mistakes Companies Make — And How to Avoid Them
Why Diversity Matters To You And Your Business
Who Killed Emmett Till? And Why Are We Still Talking About Him Today?
Civil Rights And Civil Wrongs; Where Are We Today?
People Of The Mississippi Delta Blues

Contact her by E-mail at sklopfer@gmail.com.


"An amazing achievement. By far the most comprehensive guide to
Mississippi's unsolved civil rights murders."
-- Tom Head, Mississippi activist and About.com Guide to Civil Liberties


New Book Announcement

Who Killed Emmett Till?

Susan Klopfer’s newest addition to her
Mississippi Civil Rights Books.


“This [Who Killed Emmett Till?] is a well-written and fascinating book about a vicious lynching of an African-American teenager from Chicago while visiting Mississippi. His mother insisted on an open coffin for the services so that people could see what was done to her son. The author explains the history, demands justice, talks with some of those still alive who, as she says, "still had the story fresh in their hearts and minds." After you read this book, the events will live in your heart and mind too, because she makes it come alive. This is highly recommended." Bernard Farber

Excerpts from Who Killed Emmett Till [PDF File]

Now available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu (with free summer shipping). Also available in ebook and multiple downloadable format through Smashwords; and also available for the iPad.

  • Amazon

  • Barnes & Noble print book

  • Barnes & Noble e-book

  • Lulu

  • Smashwords (multiple formats including pdf and kindle)


    Where Rebels Roost...
    Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited

    After 23 months of research and writing, while living in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Where Rebels Roost features:

    --A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories

    --Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research)

    --Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families.

    --And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!)

    But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people – stories that deserve to be told. I hope you enjoy this read as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Who should read this book? Genealogists, historians, history buffs, teachers, students, civil rights activists and followers, anyone who loves a fascinating story.
      " ... an absorbing and substantial work that speaks in many provocative ways ..."

      Lois Brown, director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and Liberal Arts, Mount Holyoke College

      "Susan Klopfer is determined to tell the truth about Mississippi and about America ... Klopfer follows the money, showing how the lines of culpability lead into the offices of New York industrialist Wycliffe Draper, whose Pioneer Fund fueled Mississippi’s fight against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and provided millions of dollars for the private academies, established to keep white children out of integrated schools after Brown v. Board of Ed. (More recently, the Pioneer Fund financed the research for the controversial book, The Bell Curve, a best selling, racist tract published in 1994.)"

      Ben Greenberg, poet, essayist and activist and author of the blog Hungry Blues

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    Index and Sample Chapter(s) Available Online [PDF File]


    The Emmett Till Book

    What happened to cause a young African American student's lynching in the Mississippi Delta?

    When Emmett "BoBo" Till threatened Mississippi's rigid Jim Crow laws this fourteen-year-old paid with his life.

    Till's murderers were set free yet his death spurred Rosa Parks to take her important stand in Montgomery.

    In this 50th anniversary, the case has finally been reopened with new and intriguing information. How many people were involved? Who hid the killers overnight? Where is the first trial's transcript?

    Learn new facts on this and other Delta murders - Clinton Melton and his wife (1955)- he was shot, she was drowned; Jo Etha Collier(1955), gunned down on graduation night; attorney Cleve McDowell (1997), shot to death by a client?

    The Emmett Till Book gives readers a unique look at Mississippi's secret government agencies and its private white Citizens Councils that spied and did harm to those who fought segregation.

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    Index and Sample Chapter(s) Available Online [PDF File]




    Susan Klopfer's newest eBook, Cash In On Diversity, is available for most digital book readers through Smashwords.

    To purchase your copy now, click here.

  • Susan's Biography

    E-Mail Susan
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    The Emmett Till Blog


    Susan Klopfer's March 2006 presentation at Mount Holyoke College (with Ben Chaney), "Reconstruction and Restitution: Civil Rights and Lasting Wrongs" (news article).


    Foreword for "Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited


    The Mississippi Civil Rights & Delta Blues Bookstore


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