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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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“Resentful of the Slant”

“Resentful of the Slant”

(September 7–September 9)

(p.44) Three “Resentful of the Slant”
Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Davis W. Houck

Matthew A. Grindy

Keith A. Beauchamp

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores how the newspapers from both Chicago and Mississippi portrayed the Emmett Till case. It explains that the Mississippi newspapers were leaning toward the acquittal of the two accused — Roy Bryant and John William Milam — noting in one of their articles that the people were not convinced that the two committed the crime. In Chicago, the news of Emmett Till’s murder was downplayed into a local issue, rather than a race relations issue of national importance.

Keywords:   newspapers, Emmett Till, race relations, John William Milam, Chicago, Mississippi, Roy Bryant

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