Elliott J. Gorn is Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in American Urban History at Loyola University Chicago. He is author of several books, including Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year that Made America's Public Enemy Number One.
This perceptive take on a signal event from the civil rights movement deserves a wide readership. - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review As racially motivated violence and death still haunt American communities, 'Let the People See' reminds us all both how far the country has come and how much farther it has to go. - Foreword Reviews, Five Star Review Let the People See is a timely book about the fragility of collective memory and about the courage and persistence of journalists, particularly black journalists, some of whom risked their lives in 1955 to get the facts of the Till story before the public. Most of all though, [the book] is a vivid reminder of just how easy it is for people not to see things they'd rather not see. - Maureen Corrigan, NPR/WHYY's Fresh Air