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vwV - - a the of in of Dr the miss the was forth po they home Si - the and as - that - x?v - 1"' - 'W - 1 - Wright points to defendants Courier s James Bdyack Hangs Head in Shame By. JAMES EDMUND BOYACK (Staff Correspondent) (Copyright. 1955. Th Plttsburgti Courier Publishing Company. Reproduction in whole or in part, without permission, expressly forbidden.) SUMNER, Miss. Tonight (Sept 23) I'm sick ... in heart ... in soul ... in body! This is "Black Friday" in Mississippi . . , in America . . . throughout the entire civilized world! I've just witnessed the most revolting, the most disgusting, the most callous miscarriage of justice that has been myj lot ... in more than twenty years of crime reporting. il'm a hardened newspaperman ... a white reporter sent down here by my newspaper to cover the trial . . . and tonight (Black Friday) I'm hanging my head in shame. For five damnable days and nights, I've walked through this purgatory cf racial tension . . . this vale of hate, violence, fear . . . this "hell - hole' of American democracy, 1955 style! Emmett Till . . . 14 - year - old Chicago I M 4, ' i ' A V, V Beporters talk to Congressman Diggs Sirs. Bradley on stand youth ... is DEAD! But Mississippi's "unwritten law' that no all - white jury will convict ANY white man in the murder of a Negro, has been upheld. , Tonight (Sept. 23), I can understand the full meaning of the quotation made by Westbrook Pegler years ago, when he wrote1 . ,. "If I were a Negro I would Uye in constant fury . . " . x I XX. NEVER FORGET some of Uie mental pictures which are indelibly inscribed on my mind. , The picture of two white defendants . . . balding, hairy - armed J. W. Milam and squint - eyed Roy Bryant . . . greedily puffing their big black, fat cigars in the court room. The "appeal to sentiment spectacle of young "kids" . . . children of the two defendants . . . pitting: through the trial. In Mississippi this is "routine but Ic never want my son to witness such a spectacle! - - . - ' The "phony" sad faces of the wives, who sat with their husbands throogh - ont the trial, in an "obvioos" attempt to drum np more sympathy. The quavering voice of 64 - year - old Moses Wright, uncle of the lynch victim, whose courage overcame his "fear, as he dramatically arose in the witness f Continued on Pay 4, C. A COURIER EDITORIAL .1 EMPTY GUM' " 'S MUST READING

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 01 Oct 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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