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Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press$
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Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110157

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110157.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
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Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press
Author(s):

Davis W. Houck

Matthew A. Grindy

Keith A. Beauchamp

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110157.003.0001

This chapter discusses how public opinion on racial relations was formed and reformed during the “Emmett Till case.” It explains that a careful reading of Mississippi newspaper articles, editorials, and photographs shows that the Till case became an integral part of Mississippi history, politics, and memory. It adds that the Till case demonstrated the impact of newspapers in influencing a case.

Keywords:   public opinion, Emmett Till, Till case, Mississippi, newspapers

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