Interview with Herbert Brownell, Jr.
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TILL TRIAL AND I'M INTERESTED IN HOW MUCH PUBLIC COMMUNICATION YOU HAD ABOUT THE KILLING OF EMMETT TILL IN THAT TRIAL AND WHAT YOU FELT YOU COULD DO ABOUT IT.

Herbert Brownell, Jr.:

The uh, Till trial had considerable publicity and when it came to our attention we asked the FBI, which was uh, in the Department of Justice of course, to make a investigation to see whether we, if there was any federal jurisdictions. Uh, their report indicated that there was no, uh, interstate aspect to it and it was a strictly a matter for the local law authorities to handle and we never could find any basis for the federal government intervening at the time uh, that the uh, death occurred.