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."

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.

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

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

Emmett Till was murdered 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 and was killed for it.

Emmett Till was murdered 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 and was killed for it.

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

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

Racists have been shooting at Emmett Till's memorial

Racists have been shooting at Emmett Till's memorial

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

Emmett Till's Cousin Urged Jeff Sessions To Make Civil Rights Cases 'A Priority' | The Huffington Post

Emmett Till's Cousin Urged Jeff Sessions To Make Civil Rights Cases 'A Priority' | The Huffington Post

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