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Who Killed Emmett Till? Emmett Till’s Murderers Includes Documents, Photos, Music, Testimonies, Confessions, FBI Reports and More


Classic news photo of the defense attorneys taken at the trial of Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the murder of Emmett Till that took place in Sumner, Mississippi in September of 1955  I RECENTLY ran into this Famous Trials website compiled by the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law (UMKC) that includes a complete “package” […]

The Sumner, Mississippi courthouse We’re coming upon the 59th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till. In observation of this event, I’ve put up the entire audio book of Who Killed Emmett Till? for free download. I invite you to click over and take a look at this blogged book. Lots of fascinating history. Let me know […]

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 […]

The Land of Emmett Till: Sumner ‘Chase’ Report Due by FBI Team

Have you been wondering what’s going on in Tallahatchie County? I have, and Ronald Herd II of W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio says he talked to Attorney Pittman a couple of weeks ago about the Sumner mob rule incident. Ron learned the FBI wrapped up their investigation last month and will be sharing the results shortly. […]

Mississippi Stories — Sometimes Hard to Believe

Quitman county courthouse in Mississippi — read the slogan and “Believe It Or Not.” I’ve been finishing the new book based on this blog, Who Killed Emmett Till? It’s been a fascinating journey and one that has helped me remember some of the specific stories about our time spent in Mississippi. When writing about the […]

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 […]

Update: Manhunt rumors haunt Miss. town with troubled past

By HOLBROOK MOHR (AP) – 8 hours ago SUMNER, Miss. — In the Mississippi Delta, nothing spreads faster than a rumor that an armed white mob chased black thieves through a cotton field. Throw in an armored personnel carrier and a racially charged past, and it’s no surprise federal investigators are checking it out. Suspicion […]

U. S. Rep. Benjamin Thompson seeks AG probe in Sumner

Tallahatchie County’s second courthouse in Sumner, site of the trial of Emmett Till’s killers. Photo by Susan Klopfer THE CLARION-LEDGER • AUGUST 27, 2009 U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has officially requested that the U.S. attorney general to investigate an incident in which residents of Sumner conducted a search for a burglary suspect. Continued … […]