Letter from Jackie Aaker to President Eisenhower, 1956

Letter from Jackie Aakers to President Eisenhower 02-17-1956On February 17, 1956, eight-year-old Jackie Aaker wrote to President Eisenhower about the case “when the negro boy was killed.” This was likely a reference to the murder of Emmett Till on August 28, 1955. Aaker wrote, “I think you should do something about it!”

Letter from Jackie Aaker to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, February 17, 1956.
National Archives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

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