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Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Wright, Simeon, 1942-
Title:Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23
Date:2011 May 23
Description:

Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Parker, Wheeler, 1939- | Till, Emmett,1941-1955 | Till-Mobley, Mamie, d. 2003 | Civil rights movements--United States | Lynching--Mississippi | Trials (Murder)--Mississippi | United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 41.850033, -87.6500523
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0010/