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my husband's uncle a little awakening these five previous summer so i call elaine may and so now we're in a price rises in which he began winning and so i was able to be at every session withdrawal <unk> might forge morris and she came out and join me and two of us corporate what was also reaction to a german lessons are there was unusual are you two reactions one was so you're not imagining a notation and they owe us you issue today though that's not college reaction like that's owed to them the lot and sheriff of the county mr mariano to stop me the first day of the trial and he says maybe you really
don't know this trial known don't think they knew he didn't want a lady should do you do you might hear it i said and on issue here and says that the problem is they saw it was that reaction well i think of a long o go out on the black or his own bad blake and i was like here it's more human that's awesome it was low most bands of militants who would ask you know and bobby is going to hit and no i was thirty fact trial so i'm sure that i don't know who details actually
a team that audiences try ramona what my impressions were an outside male and in terms of what i can remember all our mom looking at the jury and even though i knew that many of the manual injury and and then you've made them and they thought regardless of what evidence is produced here all the parties don't realize that they are not given that this man all that the atmosphere back in the and the point of the courtroom where spectators they believe that most of the people who were spectators at the trial we're all friends are the defendants all people even when you get families air not any it was almost like so will only nominally a part even though they wasted know so i have to
get tanned and i and i went to animals don't know that's right on cnn is paul no idea of what he says is a list of that this is sanders was just there was that then look at the view of the aisle you can feel we will set an angry as state very angry for wrap my teeth get it to join our old enough to know that i didn't know change the world in the end up taking the only right
now the united my inherent that's the moral and we live in and that it was still happening is not only from the way the jury which was very song starman you know may i would like to build up against it allows fans but also the way the defense look they were relaxed and not like they knew what it meant they were not only been convicted oh well someone's no incentive been arrested in the mortgage fraud and if there's no need for more rescue the first i don't know well when we had some hope that they would revisit was such as flamboyant is tylenol in and know
analytically as the trial progresses the tuesday months in one what was the atmosphere well people at the termite is woody allen and i think it's a true one is paranoia all athletic for what happened you say it was a year and is full time although it really should have been tried in another camp you know once again i say here's this notoriously murder trial and leo journalist from all the world saving here mr white people felt you know why why we're being picked up on the keys of sudden we haven't done it is that you do it without our laps and and it was not an intent to live in this little town the
only wrote this la selva not really really handsome salary will out about ten people song millionaire and all the streets work on the kid gets in but i think you need to make that a possibility of the drugs do what you want to pick up something so people felt as if a tan had been taken away from them because of sudden family and done and it was like wow oh i think few people felt sort of collective guilt that it can hear indian in mississippi and so in a way we do at this summer struts boldly orbit but i think the general feeling was just hold tight and ignore it and they'll family leave and then we can get back to our lives it's been able to reduce our was very big because the nfl right now solely on an antagonism
from from white people you know it's weird that the white people paranoid because while these journalists at a lesson like the us look like that they asked a lot of black people felt like well i didn't do anything you know why i said why personally email and so it though nothing was born ten in terms of the relationship between their lives and want to do them while most humans they don't get it and it was unbelievable for a little town like this and for them in my experience you know i'd never been in a situation where you a report from the london stands for new york there's a new york daily news from the chicago
defender well like my history and have a report on at least one pm one maybe two yeah it is and i think maybe the publicity is why we all look back and say that the till trial was really sort of a triple the old civil rights movement because it did for some reason drawl all journalist detained any attention that was amazingly really force mandated have been terrible places them in the south or in the law or you know other places but for some reason this this true that response and because of that i mean it didn't stop there wilson reitman but colonel tan was just you know engage with the state and in white no ma'am their own bill and enjoy it because that it was a press
table saw met someone and no they had no place to go to use the telephone or to just relax after the trials also a mighty good friends and no we lived it in all that's six miles that the country from some so with the end of each trial date we would a jarring to tackle in the country in an episode of a journalist to write up a story first mobile at hand and then we would say grand gesture of disgust drawn into the camera so that they must be gay of something like they agree on we're going to use you to use your phone ring because they were the only who i don't exactly sure a dark i'm sure they did they call collect week we didn't have any problem with phone bills that
the trial so what our model that the big problem in summer was there not being a way to put its major indices were wire to get this story is back joe but in a timely fashion you know a lot of them they were to file something overnight and it was difficult to date from montana is as closely put out i mean normally essentially put up some some sort of special will switch board to save them i don't know that journalists are staying in land use eric topol and i was in for the days of email using a vodafone mr lalas tarzan so yes i would though before we stop started getting direction then aaron paul ii they would lend out g's at home to only assures him
run up and down the stairs in the court that's right not all journalists i'd like for a football journalist so they were a number of that time and they really get to know and you i'm sure what a politician a royal navy i don't want to read that letter is a bus rider and all of that feed the paranoia and the nea it goes oh oh by that black people fail on her he'd get a task this is so sheriff strider beckett has a number of all white men as different pictures though
and know that if isis may have no idea who they were they came from once you're not from some you know and there you are very obviously around the square you could sail with their gun so many apps and thought it was so even today it's horrific passion that there was one boarding us in some and unsure <unk> boring assets that's been burned a turn for them something is known here and we're all you say a huge the us all transformer and assholes some other reporters who stay may also on shoes she didn't eat more than three four rooms
violence that that war took that stand but the london attacks report will all come here late finally one night probably go through any of that listen in and became an end when he came back is he was before he got into the mass he wasn't passing back much of young turks and we never did know exactly who the war but they fired shots in my ear and he was sure that he was made shout at an event he didn't say that that is your intro rebecca levey and the next day he went to your aloneness somewhere a little bit better more friendly and someone's of that then
you know very very not anything really get into the nitty gritty he should agree with insulation when sunlight is one place that shachtman at the trial in and roy andersson might have to be shot i think i finally realized that in the sunlight into the jury you know at stake the fact you can you can spell out of fairy tale and trying to injure believe it and that's what he did oh yes parrots there was that so that we get and the status of this was even in details mine and so his fairytale was that it wasn't that i am a tale signs of my of someone who'd been killed in chicago and the devil a cpa put emmett till two rail and brought it
Series
American Experience
Episode
The Murder of Emmett Till
Raw Footage
Interview with Betty Pearson, Mississippi resident
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WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
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Betty Pearson Interview about Emmett Till, an African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Law Enforcement and Crime
Subjects
American history, African Americans, civil rights, racism, lynching, Mississippi
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(c) 2003-2017 WGBH Educational Foundation
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00:17:46
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Chicago: “American Experience; The Murder of Emmett Till; Interview with Betty Pearson, Mississippi resident,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 20, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-2f7jq0tn7q.
MLA: “American Experience; The Murder of Emmett Till; Interview with Betty Pearson, Mississippi resident.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 20, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-2f7jq0tn7q>.
APA: American Experience; The Murder of Emmett Till; Interview with Betty Pearson, Mississippi resident. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-2f7jq0tn7q