My JET Years-1953-2006 SIMEON BOOKER, Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief

November 2006
Jet;11/13/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 19, p32
The article discusses the author's experiences as the longest serving editor for the Johnson Publishing Company. He recalls being in the South on assignment to report on the Emmett Till murder trial in 1955 and being harassed by white citizens in Mississippi. The author recalls the trial as gut-wrenching, as witnesses recounted the brutal murder. The trial had been publicized nationwide, but evidence had been produced of law enforcement officials not having enough evidence to convict the defendants.


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