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56 Years Ago Today (Emmett Died 08/28/55)- Emmett Till Case - First News Mention of Emmett Till Kidnapping by Mississippi Whites pt 1 - Jet ...

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Emmett Till....They dragged him from his great-uncle’s house and secreted him away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes. Then they shot him through the head and disposed of his body in the Tallahatchie River...His grossly disfigured body was discovered in the river three days later....Till’s mother insisted on having a public funeral with an open casket so the world could see how her son had been brutalized.

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Quote by mother of Emmett Till reminds me of the tale..."and then they came for me and there was no one to speak up for me."

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Smithsonian's African American History Museum Acquires Emmett Till Casket

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired the original casket of Emmett Till, whose brutal murder in 1955 energized the modern civil rights movement.

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112 Yr Old Mississippi Woman Waits for Word on Emmett Till Murder Trial - Jet Magazine, October 6, 1955

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Emmett Till

Emmett Till (1941-1955) was a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman and was savagely beaten and killed. That was in 1955 in Mississippi in the American South. The two men who killed h…

Emmett Till Body | ... on Emmett Till's body that was given to him byhis father, Louis Till

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The day fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman was a sad day in Black history.

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A young Emmett Till; his death at the hands of white racists helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Strange Trial of the Emmett Till Kidnapers - Jet Magazine, October 6, 1955 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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