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Emmett Till Archives


The Baltimore Afro-American, also known as The Afro or Afro News, is a weekly African-American newspaper. The Baltimore Afro-American covered the murder of Emmett Till, the trial, and grand jury hearing extensively. Reporter Jimmy Hicks wrote a series of articles for The Afro-American describing his experience covering the trials and worked with other reporters to track down additional witnesses.

These articles were selected from the Davis Houck Papers.

Kidnapping and Murder


Murder Trial

Grand Jury Hearing for Kidnapping

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