The archives page includes articles from the recently discovered, African- American newspaper, The St. Louis Argus, the FBI Trial Transcript, and The Chicago Defender.

The St. Louis Argus

In 2013, Florida State University student, Jessica Primani, discovered articles and photographs covering the Emmett Till trial that had been missing from the African-American newspaper, The St. Louis Argus. 

Primani, at the time, had been working with Professor Davis Houck on an independent study project. 

The recently discovered microfilm features articles on the trial as well as images including Till's brutally beaten body, scenes from the trial and exclusive pictures of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.


The FBI Trial Transcript of the Investigation concerning the murder of Emmett Till is over 400 Documents. For your convenience, we've provided a link to the entire transcript.

The Chicago Defender

Founded in 1905, the Chicago Defender was one of the most influential Black journalistic periodicals of the twentieth century. The Chicago Defender provided the country and world with in-depth press coverage, an investigation of Till's murder case and their protest advocacy work that ensued in the years after. We have provided reproductions of their most critical reporting from September to November 1955.