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Wheeler Parker Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., American, born 1939  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
Emmett Till, American, 1941 - 1955  Search this
Mamie Till-Mobley, American, 1921 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 7 min., 9 sec.
Total: 113 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 23, 2011
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
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Law  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
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
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dbda36df-533b-4051-ab5a-79cc07a76081
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.11.1a-f