Essay about Emmett Till and Song of Solomon
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In the 1950's black news reporters and white news reporters viewed many things differently, especially the murders of black people. The murder of Emmett Till serves as an example. Even though the murder of this fourteen-year-old boy made both blacks and whites aware of Till's murder, the black newspapers took the incident far more seriously than the whites. The murder of the boy made headline news in the newspapers written by blacks, as in the newspaper Atlanta Daily World, which read "Fifty Thousand View the Body of Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Found Slain in Mississippi." Another newspaper, Chicago Defender wrote, "Nation Shocked by Action in Lynching Chicago Youth." The Cleveland Call and Post stated, "Lynching Stirs Nation Mississippi Slayers Indicted."
On the other hand, in the newspapers mostly written by whites, the articles were mainly on the inside of the newspaper, were very small and gave no opinions, just facts. Not all white reporters kept the truth from their readers. One policeman who had seen Till's body said that it was the worst beating he had seen in eight years. A black newspaper, Jet, published a picture of Till's corpse after the beating, shocking many people. After