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Mississippi / Till Murder #714629

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 17, 2002
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Wooten) Renewed interest in the 1955 racial murder in Mississippi of black teen Emmett Till† for whistling at a white woman featured; 1955 footage & photos shown; details given about the crime & the trial. [Till's mother Mamie Till MOBLEY†- talks about the horror of her son's body.] [Documentary filmmaker Firelight Media's Stanley NELSON†- says Mississippi cannot make this disappear.] [Voice of "New York Times" John HERBERS†- comments on the cynicism of the trial.] Excerpt of the trial of Roy Bryant†† & J.W. Milam†† shown from "The Murder of Emmett Till." [NELSON, MOBLEY - say the case should be reopened.]

Simpson, Carole;
Wooten, Jim

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