Emmett Till was murder in August 1955. His death was an important event in moving the Civil Rights Movement forward. Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi. He spoke briefly to a white woman as was killed for it.
While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier. Description from history.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images