Interview with Rosa Parks
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

WOULD YOU START ONCE AGAIN AND TELL ME WHAT WAS ON THE NEWS? REMEMBER PEOPLE WON'T HEAR MY VOICE.

Rosa Parks:

The murder of Emmett Till, I believe he was about 14 years old, who was visiting his relatives, his home was in Chicago and the news came that he had been brutally murdered and put into the river. His body was removed from the river after it had been weighted down and he was so badly mutilated that he was unrecognizable. The first mass meeting that we had in Montgomery following his death was when Dr. T.R.M. Howard came to speak to the NAACP meeting, well, just a community meeting and he was telling us about it in detail. Jet magazine published it and we read about it.