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FSU Libraries Collection on Emmett Till

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2022-001

Scope and Contents

Articles, social media posts, ephemera, and creative works collected by FSU Libraries, documenting the life, death, and legacy of Emmett Till.


  • Creation: 1956 - 2021
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2009 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply to works in this collection. Re-use or copying beyond Fair Use may require permission from the rights-holder. Please contact for more information.

Biographical Note

Emmett Louis Till (1941-1955) was an African American teenager who was murdered in 1955 in a racially motivated crime while visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi. Till’s murder and the subsequent trial became national news. His lynching demonstrated the racism present in Mississippi during the time and became a focal point for the midcentury African American Civil Rights Movement.


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Further accruals are expected. Special Collections & Archives curators will continue to select related materials for this collection at their discretion.

Related Materials

FSU Libraries. Emmett Till Archives Subject Files [Zotero library].

Emmett Till Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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