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Sue Clifton Collection on Emmett Till

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Audiovisual recordings and still images created by Clifton during visits to sites in Mississippi significant to the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.

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Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Film shows the area leading up to, on, and around the Old Black Bayou Bridge where J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant dumped Emmett Till's body after murdering him. Tour guide Jessie is also present., Originally 3 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Film shows the area leading up to, on, and around the Old Black Bayou Bridge where J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant dumped Emmett Till's body after murdering him.
Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Black Bayou Bridge, Tallahatchie River
Film shows view of the water from the Old Black Bayou Bridge where J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant dumped Emmett Till's body after murdering him. Footage includes discussion of the Till torture and murder as well as the discovery of a white feather in the water.
Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market and surroundings
Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market and surroundings
Film shows the ruins of the building that was Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market. It also shows the surrounding street area., Originally 2 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Discussion inside Sumner Courthouse
Discussion inside Sumner Courthouse
Conversation with Bill Foster, and Belinda and Frank Cole, at Sumner Courthouse and a look at several interpretative museum panels in the courthouse., Originally 2 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Glendora Cotton Gin
Glendora Cotton Gin
Film shows the area in and around the Glendora Gin, Quonset Hut. J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant removed an old metal fan from this structure and used it to weigh down Emmett Till's body when they dumped him in the Tallahatchie River after murdering him. Dr. Clifton recorded the film to capture paranormal sounds.
Milam's House
Milam's House
Clip shows the historic placard and the land where the home of J.W. Milam once stood. Milam later confessed that he and his half-brother Roy Bryant initially beat Emmett Till in a barn behind the house.
Outside Sumner Courthouse
Outside Sumner Courthouse
The Sumner Courthouse, officially called the Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse is located in Sumner, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Dr. Clifton is shown visiting inside and around the courthouse in these combined video clips., Originally 7 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Quonset Hut, Glendora Cotton Gin
Quonset Hut, Glendora Cotton Gin
Film shows the area in and around the Glendora Gin, Quonset Hut. J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant removed an old metal fan from this structure and used it to weigh down Emmett Till's body when they dumped him in the Tallahatchie River after murdering him. Dr. Clifton recorded in this clip paranormal evidence and intelligent paranormal evidence with spirits she identifies as Emmett Till and Henry Lee Loggins.
Quonset Hut, Glendora Cotton Gin
Quonset Hut, Glendora Cotton Gin
Film shows the area in and around the Glendora Gin, Quonset Hut. J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant removed an old metal fan from this structure and used it to weigh down Emmett Till's body when they dumped him in the Tallahatchie River after murdering him. Belinda and Frank Cole are present with Dr. Clifton., Originally 7 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Film shows the Seed Shed in Drew, Mississippi where Emmett Till was tortured before his murder. Footage is mostly inside shed with some discussion about the space.
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Film shows the Seed Shed in Drew, Mississippi where Emmett Till was tortured before his murder. Footage includes discussion between Clifton and a local tour guide about Emmett Till.
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Film shows the Seed Shed in Drew, Mississippi where Emmett Till was tortured before his murder. Footage is outside views of the shed and surrounding farmland.
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Seed Shed, Drew, MS
Film shows the Seed Shed in Drew, Mississippi where Emmett Till was tortured before his murder. Footage includes a discovery of a white feather outside the shed.
Shurden Plantation; Penny Andrews interview, Drew, Mississippi
Shurden Plantation; Penny Andrews interview, Drew, Mississippi
Film shows Shurden Plantation and the sheds still on property. J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant brought Emmett Till to a barn on Shurden Plantation where they beat and killed him. Included in this footage is an interview with Penny Andrews (heard not seen in the footage)., Originally 3 separate digital video files combined into a single video file.
Sumner Courthouse Courtroom
Sumner Courthouse Courtroom
Tour of the Sumner County Courthouse Courtroom where the Emmett Till trial took place. Bill Foster and Sue Clifton explain how the room was set up for the duration of the trial including who was sitting where. Caution: Some offensive language.

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