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Title Work

Title No: 234

Title: Interview with Curtis Jones

Medium: Audio; Moving Image

Original Medium: Film; Recorded Sound

Date: 12 Nov  1985 (Created)

Original Summary:
Filmed interview with Curtis Jones conducted for Eyes on the Prize.  Discussion centers on the murder of Jones' cousin Emmett Till.

In the interview, Jones claimed that Emmett Till boasted about having white girlfriends in Chicago and that  the other children in the group dared him to go into the Bryant store and talk to Carolyn Bryant. However, evidence later surfaced that Jones was not in Mississippi at the time of the incident. According to filmmaker Keith Beauchamp (producer of the film The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till), Jones's story about the events at the story is untrue. In 2005, Beauchamp said that Jones ultimately admitted that he was not at the Bryant store  that day and apologized for repeating a second-hand story as if he were an eyewitness.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 30 min 8 sec 

Genres: Interview

Subjects: Lynching--Mississippi; Trials (Murder)

Name As Subjects: Jones, Curtis; Till, Emmett; Wright, Mose Arthur; Ware, George

Production CompanyBlackside, Inc.
IntervieweeJones, Curtis
ProducerTeam A
ProducerTeam B

Reference Materials x2


Items x15

234-1Safety Film : Original negative 
234-2Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
234-3Audio Tape : 1/4" Audio Tape 
234-4Audio Tape : Audio Cassette 
234-5Video Tape : U-matic 
234-6Video Tape : BetacamSP 
234-7Safety Film : Positive picture 
234-8Safety Film : Check Print 
234-9Safety Film : Interpositive 
234-10Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
234-11Digital : Video/quicktime 
234-12Digital : Audio/wav 
234-13Digital : Video/quicktime 
234-14Digital : Video/mpeg 
234-15Digital : Video/quicktime 

Component Contents x3

14590-1-234-2Audio Tape : 1/4" Audio Tape 
14590-2-234-2Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
14590-3-234-2Digital : Audio/wav 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
3845Eyes on the prize [interviews]
14590Not for public viewing

Related Works x1

TypeTitle NoTitle
1173Pre-interview with Curtis Jones