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.

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.

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."

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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