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MS134-0017 Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till, 1955

 Book — Box: 1, Book: 17
Collection number: MS/134-017

Scope and Contents

This is a fiery pamphlet regarding human rights abuses against African-Americans in the South. The pamphlet is not just about Emmet Till, whose murder helped galvanize the Civil Rights movement, but about violence against blacks throughout the South. The Auhtor was a civil rights activist who was the editor of Freedom, the newspaper founded by Paul Robeson. Compelling pamphlet from the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. - description by seller Author: Louis E. Burnham


  • 1955


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Historical note

Louis E. Burnham is editor of FREEDOM, the lively monthly publication which interprets Negro affairs. For ten years he traveled extensively throughout the South as an organizer of the Negro youth and leader of the right-to-vote movement. He is intimately acquainted with the Mississippi Delta area described in this pamphlet and uniquely equipped to write about current developments there on which the nation’s eyes are focused.


1 items (1 book and scans.)


From the Collection: English


Faint vertical crease through center where long ago this was folded and put in a pocket, otherwise, only very light wear and expected aging.



Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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