FSU Libraries Collection on Emmett Till
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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
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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.
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