Emmett Till’s mother and Jackie Kennedy had some ideas in common.
She had stated simply, “Let them see what they have done.”
Jackie Kennedy was famously pictured at the inauguration of Lyndon Johnson, wearing a suit covered with the blood of her assassinated husband.
Less than a decade previously Emmett Till’s mother had uttered similar sentiments, when she had insisted on allowing her dead son to be photographed, and had placed him in an open casket.
There is a power in visual records of terrible events, as we have seen once again with the tragic murder of George Floyd.
Source:The Smithsonian Channel
German Civillians forced to visit Buchenwald I had marvelled at Eisenhower’s wisdom in insisting upon this but I now believe General Patton may have been behind the move.
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