Simeon Wright Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Wright, Simeon, American, 1942 - 2017
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Till-Mobley, Mamie, American, 1921 - 2003
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:30:56
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 23, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.10.1a, 2011.174.10.1b, 2011.174.10.1c, and 2011.174.10.1d.
Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0010
Topic
African American
American South
Civil rights
Hate crimes
Justice
Law
Race discrimination
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.10.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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