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Title
Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23.
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Wright, Simeon, 1942- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, None 2011, 5
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Lynching--Mississippi
-  Trials (Murder)--Mississippi
-  Parker, Wheeler, 1939-
-  Till, Emmett,1941-1955
-  Till-Mobley, Mamie, d. 2003
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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).
-  Acquisition Note: 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.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (48 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0010_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0010_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0010_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0010_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0010_wright_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669109
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669109
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=2015669109&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Simeon Wright. Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Chicago, Illinois, None , 5, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/. (Accessed September 27, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Wright, S. (2011) Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Chicago, Illinois, None , 5. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/.

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Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Simeon Wright. Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Chicago, Illinois, None , 5, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669109/>.