September 23, 1955: Jury acquits Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam in Emmett Till murder

A grand jury indicted Bryant and Milam in the murder of Emmett Till on September 6. Their trial began on September 19 in the Tallahatchie County courthouse in Sumner. Bryant and Milam were acquitted  after 67 minutes of  jury deliberation. The case attracted national attention.

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