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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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“The World Is Watching”

“The World Is Watching”

(September 10–September 18)

(p.58) Four “The World Is Watching”
Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Davis W. Houck

Matthew A. Grindy

Keith A. Beauchamp

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the preparations made by both sides in the trial of Emmett Till. It relates how lawyers Sidney Carlton, J.W. Kellum, J.J. Breland, John W. Whitten, and Harvey Henderson, formed the formidable defense counsel of both Roy Bryant and John William Milam. It adds that the defense counsel had been looking for rhetorical angles that would ensure the victory of the defense. The prosecution was comprised of James Hamilton Caldwell, Jr., former FBI agent Robert B. Smith III, and district attorney Gerald Chatham.

Keywords:   lawyers, prosecution, defense counsel, Emmett Till, Roy Bryant, John William Milam, trial

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