Photograph taken at the trial of Emmett Till by the infamous civil rights photographer, Ernest Withers who also doubled as a FBI Informant. Withers defied the judge’s orders prohibiting photography, documenting Till’s uncle Mose Wright identifying J.W. Milam, which “signified intimidation of Delta blacks was no longer as effective as the past," and Wright "crossed a line that no one could remember a black man ever crossing in Mississippi.”
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Photograph taken at the trial of Emmett Till by the infamous civil rights photographer, Ernest Withers who also doubled as a FBI Informant. Withers defied the judge’s orders prohibiting photography, documenting Till’s uncle Mose Wright identifying J.W. Milam, which “signified intimidation of Delta blacks was no longer as effective as the past," and Wright "crossed a line that no one could remember a black man ever crossing in Mississippi.”

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