Young Emmett Till wears a hat. Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi after flirting with a white woman.
March 22, 2016 License
Leon Smith examines photographs from the funeral of Emmett Till at the Chicago Historical Society June 13, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. The 'Without Sanctuary' exhibit features a collection of lynching photographs and other memorabilia....More
August 28, 2015 License
A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery May 4, 2005 in Aslip, Illinois. The FBI is considering exhuming the body of Till, whose unsolved 1955 murder in Money, Mississippi, after whistling at a white woman...More
May 04, 2005 License
Ink and wash illustration shows Moses Wright (also known as Mose Wright, 1892 - 1977) (standing, left) as he points out the accused in open court during the trial of JW Milam and Roy Bryant in the Tallahatchie County Courthouse,...More
September 19, 2011 License
Friends restrain grief-stricken Mrs. Mamie Bradley (left) as her son's body is lowered into the grave after a four day, open casket funeral. The 15-year old Negro youngster, Emmett Till, was shot and clubbed to death last week in...More
December 07, 2018 License
Mrs Mamie Bradley (center) reacts as the body of her son, Emmett Till, is lowered into his grave during the funeral, September 1955. Her son, fourteen year old Emmett Till, was shot and murdered in Greenwood, Mississippi.
November 17, 2014 License
Defendents Roy Bryant (1931 - 1994) and J W Milam (1919 - 1981) speak with their attorney J W Kellum during their murder trial at the Tallahatchie County Courthouse, Sumner, Mississippi, September 1955. The pair were accused of killing...More
Interior view of the packed seats at the Tallahatchie County Courthouse during murder trial of J W Milam and Roy Bryant, Sumner, Mississippi, September 1955. Till was a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago who had allegedly...More
May 13, 2004 License
Circuit Judge Curtis M Swango, who presided over the trial of J W Milam and Roy Bryant. Milam and Bryant were accused of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
Mamie Bradley (L) speaking to anti-lynching rally after acquittal of men accused of killing her son, Emmett Till.