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An ink and wash illustration shows defense attorney Caleb Sidney Carlton, left, and defense witness Carolyn Bryant during the trial of her husband, Roy Bryant, and J.W. Milam in the Tallahatchie County courthouse in Sumner, Miss., on Sept. 22, 1955. Also pictured are circuit judge Curtis M Swango Jr., right, and court reporter James T. O’Day.

Bryant had accused Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago, of flirting with her, which led to his murder at the hands of her husband and Milam. Here, Carlton demonstrates the manner in which Bryant claimed Till placed his hands on her hips.

Original courtroom illustration by Franklin McMahon via Getty Images/ Chicago History Museum.

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