01 January, 2017

Land of the Free? This Firsthand Report From the Emmett Till Murder Trial Is Chilling to Read Today | The Nation

Land of the Free? This Firsthand Report From the Emmett Till Murder Trial Is Chilling to Read Today | The Nation: " The crowds are gone and this Delta town is back to its silent, solid life that is based on cotton and the proposition that a whole race of men was created to pick it. Citizens who drink from the “Whites Only” fountain in the courthouse breathe much easier now that the two fair-skinned half brothers, ages twenty-four and thirty-six, have been acquitted of the murder of a fourteen-year-old Negro boy. The streets are quiet, Chicago is once more a mythical name, and everyone here “knows his place.”"

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