Selected Resources for Keith Beauchamp
Link to the film website: http://www.emmetttillstory.com/ The documentary film investigates the murder and subsequent injustice surrounding Emmett Louis Till’s death. This historic case is considered by many to be the true catalyst of the civil rights movement.
Link to PBS “Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” site; links to numerous resources: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/index.html
NPR audio file of Morning Edition. “Emmett Till and the Impact of Images: Photos of Murdered Youth Spurred Civil Rights Activism”, Noah Adams reports, June 23, 2004. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1969702 In 1955, Jet magazine published photographs of the mutilated body of 14-year-old Chicago resident Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered in Mississippi. Many civil rights activists say seeing those pictures both haunted and inspired them. NPR's Noah Adams reports on the decision to publish the photos and the wide-ranging effect they had.
Link to the Look magazine interview in which Bryant and Milam confessed to the murder of Emmet Till:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/sfeature/sf_look_confession.html
1956 Ebony magazine story about the trial:http://www.emmetttillmurder.com/Ebony%201956.htm
7-minute YouTube summary:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1vMFwZEus
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