About Emmett Till: Sixty years ago, on August 28, 1955, 14–year–old Emmett Till , a vibrant black youth from Chicago and the only son of Mamie Till Mobley, was visiting family in Mississippi. He had been accused of whistling at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant at the Bryant grocery store in Money, Mississippi. He was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his uncles’ home near Money, Mississippi by at least two men Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. He was badly beaten, brutally murdered and with a 75 pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck; his body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River. The Grand Jury in Sumner, Mississippi, indicted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the crime of murder. These two men were then tried on this charge and were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury after a deliberation of just over an hour. Within four months of their acquittal the two men confessed to the murder. Their confession, the decision by his mother to have an open casket funeral and published pictures of Emmett’s corpse, drew outrage across America and other countries and helped to ignite the historic civil rights movement.
More info about the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization “creating a legacy of hope” and building a bridge from the past to the present and future in memory of Emmett Louis Till and in honor of his Mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Feel free to contact us: 763 476 8677 or Info@emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com , www.emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com , facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmett-Till-Legacy-Foundation/138927669624, “Never Again” Movement and Pledge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Never-Again-Movement-and-Pledge/136014269806914, Twitter: www.twitter.com/EmmettTill , Instagram: emmetttilllegacyfoundation, Blog: http://emmett-till-legacy-of-hope.blogspot.com/
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