'Twas down in Mississippi no so long ago

from Bob Dylan – The Death Of Emmett Till Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The song was performed on the Folksingers Choice, a rare piece of music played by a recently-discovered Bob Dylan (Who was 20 at the time) on the Cynthia Gooding radio show, which was used to expose new folksingers.

The show in which Bob played this song was dated March 11th, 1962; nearly 7 years after Emmett Till was beaten and murdered.

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