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FBI Report on Emmett Till Investigation

In March, 2007, the FBI released a summary of its 8000 page report of its investigation of the murder of Emmett Till. This report also includes the 354 page transcript of the 1955 murder trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant. The transcript had been lost for decades, but in the course of their investigation, the FBI located a faded copy and re-transcribed it.

One interesting point from this report shows how the Citizens Councils attempted to interfere with the trial. Every juror was visited by a member (“counselor”) and told to vote the “right way.” Haley Barbour must have “forgotten” this little piece of history.

Click on the link below to read the pdf of both.

Link to FBI Report – Emmett Till