Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels, August 3, 1920. The back reads, "This was made in the court yard in Center, Texas. He is a 16 year old Black boy. He killed Earl's grandma. She was Florence's mother. Give this to Bud. From Aunt Myrtle."
The jury at the Emmett Till murder trial deliberated only 67 minutes before acquitting Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam of the crime. The two admitted killing Till for $4000 from Look Magazine several months later.
In this 1962 Clifford Baldowski editorial cartoon, members of the Klan and southern lawmen kidnap “justice” while reassuring her that she is “in good hands.”
Emmett Till A few of those whose murder cases have been reopened James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner Henry Dee and Charles Moore Birmingham church bombing victims Medgar Evers