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Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Emmett Till, American, 1941 - 1955  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 6 x 4 1/8 in. (15.2 x 10.5 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
July 23, 1964
The July 23, 1964 issue of Jet magazine with a cover story on violence in Mississippi that recounts the murder of Emmett Till. The cover features a white political map of the state of Mississippi set against a black background. There is a bright red splatter resembling blood at the center with black text reading [SPECIAL / REPORT / MISSISSIPPI]. At top left is the [JET] title in red and at center left is white text reading [EXCLUSIVE: / Shocking / Pictures / Startling / Stories / Brutal / Expose]. The story on Mississippi is found on pages 6-10. The back cover of the issue has a black and white advertisement for salesmen for [MASON SHOE MFG. CO.] in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Jet Media Group LLC
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National Museum of African American History and Culture