jet magazine sep 15 1955
The story of Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was told to the world through Jet Magazine and other publications. He was only 14 when he was lynched in Mississippi. His death was pivotal in igniting the Civil Rights Movement.
I have copies of every Jet Magazine that mentions the Emmett Till murder and trial. Of all the civil rights memorabilia I’ve collected over the years, the Emmett Till material upset my kids the most. They were about his age when I bought the first issue and needless to say it struck too close to home.