Archive | Roy Bryant

After Emmett Till — Still Another Mississippi Murder in the Delta

Once the J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant trial in Sumner, Mississippi ended for the murder of Emmett Till, less than a month later in the nearby small cotton town of Glendora, a black service station attendant and father of four children was killed by a friend of Milam’s.*****(An excerpt from “Where Rebels Roost, Mississippi […]

Emmett Till Timeline – Winter Months, 1955 – 1957

During December through January, several significant events surrounding the murder of young Emmett Till took place between 1966 through 1957. 1955December 5: One hundred days after Emmett Till’s murder, Rosa Parks hears of Till’s lynching and lack of conviction of his killers. She soon refuses to give up her seat on a city bus, launching the Montgomery, Alabama […]

Devery Anderson, Emmett Till Researcher, Set For Trip to UK To Learn More About Death of Louis Till

Devery Anderson, Emmett Till Researcher A great Internet resource on Emmett Till is provided by researcher Devery Anderson at http://emmetttillmurder.com/. Anderson, soon to travel to Europe where he will be further investigating the death of Till’s father, Louis, writes: This site is dedicated to a greater understanding of the murder of Emmett Louis Till, and […]

An Interview to Remember or Forget; Mississippi Grad Student Looks For Old Paper He Once Wrote About Roy Bryant

Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Rosa of tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi lost a research paper he wrote as an undergraduate student. “I wish I had been a more serious student, then. I wish I had realized what I’d written and the importance,” he said. Rosa remembers turning in his paper and forgetting about it until this fall, 15 […]

Sumner, Mississippi, Till Murder Trial; ‘First, Great Media Event of the Civil Rights Movement’

Bridge over the Cassidy Bayou in Sumner, Miss. Tallahatchie County courthouse in background — site of the 1955 Milam-Bryant trial, the men who killed Emmett Till. Photo by Susan Klopfer. + + +In observance of the 54th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), I am blogging my […]

‘Negroes up North have no respect for people’ — ‘It’s a shame he [Emmett Till] had to die so[ooo] soon’

Cotton, a cruel King in August’s hot and humid Mississippi Delta. Photographer, Susan Klopfer In observance of the 54th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), I am blogging my new book, Who Killed Emmett Till? Your comments and feedback are appreciated and I hope for the entire […]