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Cotton-Gin Fan Used in Emmett Till Murder

Cotton-Gin Fan Used in Emmett Till Murder

This photo depicts the cotton-gin fan which J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant used to weigh-down the body of Emmett Till.  The 74-pound fan was held in place, on Till's neck, by barbed wire.  Sheriff H. Clarence Strider is the man in the picture.

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Media Credits

Image, published in LIFE magazine, online courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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