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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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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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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Emmett Till and the murder that sparked the civil rights movement. 1955 Jet Magazine article and photos.

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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 (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…

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

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Willie Reed, who risked his life to testify in the Emmett Till murder trial, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

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