Devery Anderson

Profile Updated: August 9, 2008
Residing In: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Homepage: emmetttillmurder.com
Occupation: Historian and writer,
Children: Amanda, 1985
Tyler, 1992
Jordan, 1994




Yes! Attending Reunion
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Well, it has been a long time since I have seen and/or talked to most of you.

I went to college right out of high school, went on a Mormon mission, went back to college, then settled in Longview from 1984-94, where I married had three kids, and worked at Reynolds Metals.

When they laid a bunch of us off in 1993, my wife and I sold our house and the following year, moved to Salt Lake City, where I began school again, and graduated in 1997 with a degree in history. I research, write, publish and love it. I have published a few books and am writing one now on the racially motivated murder of Emmett Till which happened in Mississippi in 1955. I get to speak at colleges and high schools around the country on the case and my research, which is a very satisfying thing for me.

In 1995 my wife and I separated and divorced in 97. We are still close friends, try to do our best in raising our kids to be smart, thinking, questioning, open-minded, thoughtful, giving, volunteering people. I am proud of them all.

Wish I could have been at the reunion. I have missed them all. Will be at the next one for sure.



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Photo taken for my publisher's website. Black and white photography hides a few flaws!
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Relaxing at home
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camera phones come in handy
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Amanda, my oldest
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My sons in Mississippi, 2007
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My boys at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2007, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed
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The kids in Vegas, July 2008
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My sons at Medgar Evers house, in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar was killed in his driveway in 1963