Interview with Curtis Jones
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

O.K.. UM, DESCRIBE FOR ME EMMETT TILL, YOUR COUSIN, AT THAT TIME. WHAT WAS HE LIKE? WHO WAS HE LIKE AS A PERSON, AS A KID?

Curtis Jones:

Emmett Till was, at the time he was fourteen years old, had just graduated out of grammar school. He was the type of guy loved fun and jokes, he loved to play a joke on people for some laugh, he laughed all the time, you know. And so his uncle, the day he got killed, we went fishing in a little mudhole down there. And, I'm fishing and all of a sudden I hear some water flash. And he'd throwed a log in the water, and said, "That was a big fish just jump up over there," you know. And he'd break out and laugh, you know, that's the type of guy he was, you know. He loved to be, uh, what you call the center of attraction, right, that's the type of guy he was, yeah.