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Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110157
eISBN:
9781604733044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110157.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book reveals how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the 1955 Emmett Till murder. Combing small-circulation weeklies as well as large-circulation ... More


Trial by Print

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

As seen in chapter 5, trial coverage brought even greater scrutiny of Mississippi racial mores. Central to this chapter is a study of how national and regional news outlets chose to cover the trial ... More


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