The Blood of Emmett Till - Chapters 13 - 15 Summary & Analysis

Timothy B. Tyson
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Mamie Bradley arrived for the trial in Chapter 13, “Mississippi Underground,” escorted by Charles Diggs, a U.S. Congressman from Michigan, and whose presence confounded Sheriff Strider that a “nigger Congressman” could possibly exist (140). After the final two jurors were sworn in, the trial was delayed because Sheriff Strider had locked up two potential witnesses for the prosecution. They were black men who had accompanied Bryant and Milam on the night Emmett was abducted and murdered.

When the trial recommenced, Moses Wright took the stand to testify against Bryant and Milam in Chapter 14, “There He Is.” He had been warned about the dangers of a black man testifying against two white men in segregated Mississippi at the time. When asked if he recognized anyone who had come to his house that night to take his nephew, he stood up and pointed out Milam first...

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