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  • Emmett Till - Wikipedia

    Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:41:00 GMT

    Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a young African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States.
  • Emmett Till - - Biography

    Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:40:00 GMT

    Emmett Till was born in 1941 in Chicago and grew up in a middle-class black neighborhood. Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 when the fourteen-year-old was accused of ...
  • Emmett Till | Biography, Murder, Funeral, & Facts ...

    Sun, 07 Oct 2018 23:53:00 GMT

    Emmett Till, in full Emmett Louis Till, (born July 25, 1941, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died August 28, 1955, Money, Mississippi), African American teenager whose murder catalyzed the emerging civil rights movement. Till was born to working-class parents on the South Side of Chicago. When he was ...
  • Emmett Till | 100 Photographs | The Most Influential ...

    Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:13:00 GMT

    In August 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he stopped at Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market.
  • Emmett Till: Vandals shoot sign marking where the black ...

    Sun, 05 Aug 2018 07:43:00 GMT

    Emmett Till’s black, broken body was plucked from the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi days after his killing in August 1955, a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire.
  • Woman Linked to 1955 Emmett Till Murder Tells Historian ...

    Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:31:00 GMT

    For six decades, she has been the silent woman linked to one of the most notorious crimes in the nation’s history, the lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy, keeping her thoughts and ...
  • U.S. Reopens Emmett Till Investigation, Almost 63 Years ...

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:54:00 GMT

    The 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy, remains among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the American South.
  • Emmett Till's Casket Goes to the Smithsonian | Arts ...

    Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:50:00 GMT

    In 1955, Emmett Till—a 14-year-old African-American visiting Mississippi from Chicago—was murdered after whistling at a white woman. His mother insisted that her son be displayed in a glass ...