A Rally Protesting the Murder of Emmett Till, 1955 Digital History ID 4041

A Rally Protesting the Murder of Emmett Till, 1955

Credit: Layne's Studio, New York City.
Media type: photograph
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Annotation: Photograph of street rally in New York City, October 11, 1955, under joint sponsorship of NAACP and District 65, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union in protest of slaying of fourteen-year old Emmett Till. Emmett Till's brutal murder and his mother's decision to allow photos of his mutilated corpse to be distributed to the press invigorated the Civil rights movement. Photograph by Layne's Studio, New York City. Gelatin silver print.
Year: 1955

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