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Title The lynching of Emmett Till : a documentary narrative / edited by Christopher Metress.

Imprint Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  F350.N4 L96 2002    Available  ---
Description xii, 360 p. ; 24 cm.
Series The American South series
American South series.
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. Discovery and Indictment -- Two white men charged with kidnaping negro / Delta Democral-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 gegro boy / Memphis Commerical appeal -- Designed to inflame / Jackson daily news -- Mississippi notebook: our state a target for hate campaign / Tom Ethridge, Jackson daily news -- A lynch-murder aids enemies of the south / Atlanta Constitution -- Blood on their hands / Chicago defender -- End the racist conspiracy / Daily worker -- Medding in local case creates problem / Greenwood morning star / Mother's tears greet son who died a martyr / Mattie Smith Colin, Chicago Defender -- Mother waits in vain for her "bo" / Mattie Smith Colin and Robert Elliott, Chicago Defender -- 50,000 mourn at bier of Lynched hegro child / Carl Hirsch, Daily worker -- "Were never into meannes" says accused men's mother / Memphis commercial appeal -- Charleston sheriff says body in river wasn't young till / Memphis Commercial Appeal -- Grand Jury Gets Cases: 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 / Missippi 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 Press at till trial / L.Alex Wilson, Chicago Defender -- Wives serious, children romp as trial begins / James Gunter, Memphis comerical 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 summer / James Gunter, Memphis Ccommercial 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 darknes / Murray Kempton, New York Post -- Day three, Wednesday September 21 -- He went all the way / Murry Kempton, New York Post -- Uncle of Till'd identifies pair of men who abducted Chicago Negro / Sam Johnson, Greenwood Commonweath -- 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 / 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 / Ralph Hutto, Jackson State times -- Mother insulted on witness stand / Washington afro-American -- The future / Murray Kempton, New York Post -- Youth puts Milam in till death barn / James l. Hicks, Washington Afro-American -- Judge sends Jury out of courtroom during testmony of defendant / Roy Bryant's wife, Jackson state times -- Mrs. Bryant tells how northern negro grabbed her, "wolfwhistled" in trore / Jackson daily news -- Woman in lynching case weaves fantastic story / Washington story / Washington Afro-American -- Sheriff Strider's testmony raises doubt body in river was till youth / Jackson daily news -- Day five, Friday September 23 -- Jury hears defense and prosecution arguments as testmony ends in kidnap-slaying case / Sam John, Greenwood Commonwealth -- Called Lynch-murder, "Morally legally", wrong / Cleveland call and post -- Defendants receive handslakes kisses / James L. Kilgallen, Memphis Commercial appeal -- 2 face trial as "whistle" kidnapers-due to post nond and go home / Murry Kempton, New York Post -- Mississippi jungle law frees slayers of child / James L. Hicks, Cleveland call and post
Fair trial was credit to Mississippi / Greenwood Morning star -- Acquittal / Delta democrate-times -- The verdict at summer / Jackson daily news -- Letter to the editor / Chester Himes, New York Post -- The Shames of our nation / Daily worker -- The state of Mississippi still carries the burden / Atlanta Constitution -- Justic in summer / Dan Wakefield, The Nation -- Langston Hughes wonders why no lynching probe / Langston Hughes, Chicago Defender -- The till case verdict / Jackson Advocate -- What you can do about the disgrace in summer / Chicago defender -- A careful, last look / Jackson daily news -- Double murder in Mississippi / Christian Century -- Southern style / Roi Ottley, Chacago 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 Democrate-times -- Memo from the American Jewish committee on European Reaction to the till case, 7 October 1955 -- Selected letter 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. Searchin for the truth -- James l. Hick's "Inside story" of the emmet till trial -- Sheriff kept key witness hid in jail during trial -- White reporters doublecrossed probers seeking lost witnesses -- The Mississippi lynching story: luring terrorized witnesses from the plantations was toughest job -- Jimmy Hick tells inside story of infamous 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. Hicks, Washington Afro-American -- Emmett till is alive / The Anerican anti-communist Militia -- The shocking story of approved killing in Mississippi / William Bradford Huie, Look -- What's Happened to the Emmett Till killers? / Wiliam Bradford Huie, Look -- From times bomb: Mississippi exposed and the full story of Emmett Till / Olive Arnold Admas -- 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 / Eldrige Cleaver -- From the river of no return: the autobiography of a black militant and the life and death of ANCC / Cleveland Sellers, with Robert Terrell, From my soul is rested: movement days in the deep south rememberred -- Ruby Hurley, interviewed by Howel 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 / Reauiem for a fourteen-year-old / Ricard Davidson -- Mississippi-1955 / Langston Hughes -- The money, Mississippi, blues / Langston Hughes and Jobe Huntley -- A cause for justice / Ricahrd Davidson -- For Emmett Till / Mary Parks -- Bolld on Mississippi / Ernest Wakefield Stevens -- Mississippi / Martha Millet -- A tribute to Emmett Till / Mary Carson Cooper -- For moses wright / "LS" -- Promotional flyer for "a good place to raise a boy" / Wade Dente -- A bronzeville mother loiter in mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns Bacon / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The death of Emmett Till / Bob Dylan -- Note for Blues / James Baldwin -- Till Julius E. Thompsons -- Emmett Till / Wanda Coleman -- From 1935: a memoir / Sam Cornish -- Emmett Till and the men who killed him / June Akers Seese -- The lovesong of Emmett Till / Anthony Walton -- Emmett Till / Bryan Johnson -- Can I write of Flowers? / Jeanne Miller -- Afterword
Subject 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.
Added Author Metress, Christopher.
ISBN 9780813921228 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
081392121X (acid-free paper)
9780813921211 (acid-free paper)
0813921228 (pbk. : acid-free paper)