Wheeler Parker Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Parker, Wheeler Jr., American, born 1939
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Till-Mobley, Mamie, American, 1921 - 2003
Date
May 23, 2011
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:07:09
Description
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.11.1a, 2011.174.11.1b, 2011.174.11.1c, 2011.174.11.1d, 2011.174.11.1e, and 2011.174.11.1f.
Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0011
Place collected
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Topic
American South
Civil rights
Funeral customs and rites
Hate crimes
Law
Race discrimination
U.S. 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
2011.174.11.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dbda36df-533b-4051-ab5a-79cc07a76081