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|Named Person:||Emmett Till; J W Milam; J W Milam; Emmett Till|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||081392121X 9780813921211 0813921228 9780813921228|
|Description:||xii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Discovery and indictment. Two white men charged with kidnaping negro / Delta Democrat-Times ; Parents and relatives keep silent in case of boy charged with ugly remarks to storekeeper's wife / Jackson Advocate ; Muddy river gives up body of brutally slain negro boy / Memphis Commercial Appeal ; Designed to inflame / Jackson Daily News ; Mississippi notebook : our state a target for hate campaign / Tom Ethridge, Jackson Daily News ; Lynch-murder aids enemies of the South / Atlanta Constitution ; Blood on their hands / Chicago Defender ; End the racist conspiracy! / Daily Worker ; Meddling in local case creates problems / Greenwood Morning Star ; Mother's tears greet son who died a martyr / Mattie Smith Colin, Chicago Defender ; Mother waits in van for her "Bo" / Mattie Smith Colin and Robert Elliott, Chicago Defender ; 50,000 mourn at bier of lynched negro child / Carl Hirsch, Daily Worker --
"Were never into meanness" says accused men's mother / Memphis Commercial Appeal ; Charleston Sheriff says body in river wasn't young Till / Memphis Commercial Appeal ; Grand jury gets case : troops posted in delta as mob violence feared in aftermath to slaying / Jackson Daily News ; Lynching post-facto / Delta Democrat-Times ; Bad news for NAACP / Jackson Daily News ; Mississippi notebook : our people have behaved mighty well / Tom Ethridge, Jackson Daily News. 2. The Trial. Day one, Monday, September 19. Jury selection reveals death demand unlikely / John Herbers (UPI), Jackson State Times ; Jim Crow Press at Till Trial / L. Alex Wilson, Chicago Defender ; Wives serious, children romp as trial begins / James Gunter, Memphis Commercial Appeal ; The baby sitter / Murray Kempton, New York Post. Day two, Tuesday, September 20. Lynched boy's mother sees jurymen picked / Rob F. Hall, Daily Worker ; Jokes, threats are blended at tension-packed Sumner / James Gunter, Memphis Commercial Appeal ; Grandstand play again / Jackson Daily News ; Roman Circus / Jackson Daily News ; Judge Swango is good promoter for South / Harry Marsh, Delta Democrat-Times ; Heart of Darkness / Murray Kempton, New York Post. Day three, Wednesday, September 21. He went all the way / Murray Kempton, New York Post ; Uncle of Till's identifies pair of men who abducted Chicago negro / Sam Johnson (AP), Greenwood Commonwealth ; Slain boy's uncle identifies Bryant, Milam on stand / Ralph Hutto, Jackson State Times ; Mother, "Surprise Witness" give dramatic testimony : Mamie Bradley says corpse was that of her slain son [part 2] / Ralph Hutto, Jackson State Times. Day four, Thursday, September 22. Mother, "Surprise Witness" give dramatic testimony : Mamie Bradley says corpse was that of her slain son [part 1] / Ralph Hutto, Jackson State Times ; The future / Murray Kempton, New York Post ; Mother insulted on witness stand / Washington Afro-American ; Youth puts milam in Till death barn / James L. Hicks, Washington Afro-American ; Judge sends jury out of courtroom during testimony of defendant Roy Bryant's wife / Jackson State Times ; Mrs. Bryant tells how northern negro grabbed her, "wolf-whistled" in store / Jackson Daily News ; Woman in lynching case weaves fantastic story / Washington Afro-American ; Sheriff Strider's testimony raises doubt body in river was Till youth / Jackson Daily News. Day five, Friday, September 23. Jury hears defense and prosecution arguments as testimony ends in kidnap-slaying case / Sam Johnson (AP), Greenwood Commonwealth ; Called lynch-murder, "Morally, Legally" wrong / Cleveland Call and Post ; Defendants receive handshakes, kisses / James L. Kilgallen (INS), Memphis Commercial Appeal ; 2 face trial as "whistle" kidnappers--due to post bond and go home / Murray Kempton, New York Post ; Mississippi jungle law frees slayers of child / James L. Hicks, Cleveland Call and Post. 3. Post-trial reactions and assessments. Fair trial was credit to Mississippi / Greenwood Morning Star ; Acquittal / Delta Democrat-Times ; Verdict at Sumner / Jackson Daily News ; Letter to the editor / Chester Himes, New York Post ; Shame of our nation / Daily Worker ; State of Mississippi still carries the burden / Atlanta Constitution ; Justice in Sumner / Dan Wakefield, The Nation ; Langston Hughes wonders why no lynching probe / Langston Hughes, Chicago Defender ; Till case verdict / Jackson Advocate ; What you can do about the disgrace in Sumner / Chicago Defender ; Careful, last look / Jackson Daily News ; Double murder in Mississippi / Christian Century ; Southern style / Roi Ottley, Chicago Defender ; Press Release, Office of the Honorable Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. ; I think the Till jury will have uneasy conscience / Eleanor Roosevelt, Memphis Press-Scimitar ; Whose circus? / Delta Democrat-Times ; Memo from the American Jewis Committee on European reaction to the Till case, 7 October 1955 ; Selected letters to the editor from the Washington Afro-American ; From the Baltimore Afro-American ; From the Cleveland Call and Post ; From the Memphis Commercial Appeal ; From the Atlanta Constitution. 4. Searching for the truth. James L. Hicks's "Inside story" of the Emmet Till trial (series from Cleveland Call and Post). Sheriff kept key witness hid in jail during trial ; White reporters doublecrossed probers seeking lost witnesses ; Mississippi lynching story : luring terrorized witnesses from the plantations was toughest job ; Jimmy Hicks tells Inside story of Imfamous Mississippi lynch case ; Defender tracks down mystery Till "witnesses" / L. Alex Wilson, Chicago Defender ; Here is what "too tight" said / Chicago Defender ; An open letter to U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell and FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover / James L. Hicks, Washington Afro-American ; Emmett Till is alive / American Anti-Communist Militia ; Shocking story of approved killing in Mississippi / William Bradford Huie, Look ; What's happened to the Emmett Till killers / William Bradford Huie, Look / From Time Bomb : Mississippi exposed and the full story of Emmett Till / Olive Arnold Adams. 5. Memoirs. From "Mamie Bradley's untold story" / Mamie Till Bradley, as told to Ethel Payne, Chicago Defender ; From Wolf whistle and other stories / William Bradford Huie ; From For us, the living / Mrs. Medgar Evers ; From Coming of age in Mississippi / Anne Moody ; From Soul on ice / Eldridge Cleaver ; From The River of no return : the autobiography of a black militant and the life and death of SNCC / Cleveland Sellers, with Robert Terrell ; From My soul is rested : movement days in the Deep South remembered / Ruby Hurley, interviewed by Howell Raines ; From "On being Black and middle class" / Shelby Steele ; Remembering Emmett Till / Michael Eric Dyson ; Growing up white in the South : an essay / Lewis Nordan ; From Life on the color line : the true story of a white boy who discovered he was Black / Gregory Howard Williams ; From Profiles in Black Courage / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ; The killing of black boys / John Edgar Wideman. 6. Literary explorations. Requiem for a fourteen-year-old / Richard Davidson ; Mississippi-1955 / Langston Hughes ; Money, Mississippi, Blues / Langston Hughes and Jobe Huntley ; Cause for judstice / Richard Davidson ; For Emmett Till / Mary Parks ; Blood on Mississippi / Ernest Wakefield Stevens ; Mississippi ; Martha Miller ; Tribute to Emmett Till / Mary Carson Cooper ; For Moses Wright (Uncle of Emmett Louis Till) / "I. S." ; Promotional flyer for "A good place to raise a boy" / Wade Dente ; A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile a Mississippi mother burns bacon / Gwendolyn Brooks ; Last quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till / Gwendolyn Brooks ; Death of Emmett Till / Bob Dylan ; Note for Blues / James Baldwin ; Till / Julius E. Thompson ; Afterimages / Audre Lorde ; Emmett Till / Wanda Coleman ; From 1935 : a memoir / Sam Cornish ; Emmett Till and the men who killed him / June Akers Seese ; Lovesong of Emmett Till / Anthony Walton ; Emmett Till / Bryan Johnson ; Can I write of flowers? / Jeanne Miller.
|Series Title:||American South series.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Christopher Metress.|
The emotional power of Emmett Till's murder has never been stronger than in Christopher Metress's fascinating documentary narrative. Here are the facts as well as the myth. Here are the heroic lies
- Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955.
- Mississippi -- Race relations -- Sources.
- Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
- African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi.
- Milam, J. W. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
- Milam, J. W.
- Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955
- African Americans -- Crimes against.
- Race relations.
- Trials (Murder)
- Mississippi (Staat)