American Experience

The World Learns of Emmett Till

Clip: Season 15 | 1m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

50,000 people in Chicago saw Emmett Till's corpse with their own eyes. Photos of Till were published in newspapers and magazines, and even white Americans were stunned by the brutality of the murder.

Aired: 01/20/03

Rating: NR

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