Murder of Emmett Till

George Mason University professor Suzanne Smith talked about the Emmett Till case, including details of his murder, the investigation and… read more

George Mason University professor Suzanne Smith talked about the Emmett Till case, including details of his murder, the investigation and trial, race relations in Mississippi in the 1950s and Till’s funeral which included an open casket so the damage done to him could be seen and photographed.

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago who in the summer of 1955 was visiting family in Mississippi. A few days after an incident at a local grocery store, Till was kidnapped from his relatives' home and murdered. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Suzanne E. Smith Associate Professor George Mason University->History and Art History Department

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Murder of Emmett Till

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Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 23, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2013

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  • Aug 23, 2013 | 9:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2013 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2013 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2013 | 9:25pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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