Film, Video Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011 May 23
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- Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011 May 23
- Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.
- Wright, Simeon, 1942-2017, interviewee
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Wright, Simeon,--1942-2017--Interviews
- - Parker, Wheeler,--1939
- - Till, Emmett,--1941-1955
- - Till-Mobley, Mamie,--1921-2003
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Lynching--Mississippi
- - Trials (Murder)--Mississippi
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, on May 23, 2011.
- - Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Simeon Wright was born in 1942 in Doddsville, Mississippi. He married Annie Cole in 1971 and attended the Moody Bible Institute. He worked as a pipefitter, Sunday school teacher, and deacon. He is the author of Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till (Chicago, IL. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2010).
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (48 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0010
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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Wright, Simeon, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/.
APA citation style:
Wright, S., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/.
MLA citation style:
Wright, Simeon, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/>.