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Case Study in Southern Justice

Title: A Case Study in Southern Justice: The Emmett Till Case.
Name(s): Whitaker, Hugh Stephen, author
Irish, Marion D., professor directing thesis
Rogers, William W., committee member
Parsons, Malcolm B., committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1963
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (vii, 205 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: On August 28, 1955, Emmett Louis Till was abducted from the home of his uncle, Mose Wright, near Money, Mississippi. A body was recovered three days later in the nearby Tallahatchie River, which divides Tallahatchie and Leflore Counties, and the body was closer to the Tallahatchie bank of the river. A week later the Grand Jury of Tallahatchie County indicted J. W. Milan and Roy Bryant on separate counts of murder and kidnapping. On September 198, 1955, in Sumner, Mississippi, there began a trial destined to be the most publicized kidnap-murder trial since the Bruno Hauptman case, seventy reporters covered the trial, representing newspapers and magazines from all over the United States and from some foreign countries. Nearly every newspaper in the country gave the case and trial front-page play, as did many of those published in other countries.
Identifier: etd-05272004-140932 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 1963.
Date of Defense: "August, 1963"
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Marion D. Irish, Professor Directing Thesis; William W. Rogers, Committee Member; Malcolm B. Parsons, Committee Member.
Note(s): Typescript.
Subject(s): Till, Emmett, 1941-1955
Murder victims
Kidnapping victims
Race relations
Southern States--History--1951-
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Host Institution: FSU

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Whitaker, H. S. (1963). A Case Study in Southern Justice: The Emmett Till Case. Retrieved from