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.

Smithsonian's African American History Museum Acquires Emmett Till Casket

Smithsonian's African American History Museum Acquires Emmett Till Casket

Emmett Till's family has donated his original casket, found rusting in a shack at an Illinois cemetery, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in The anniversary of his murder is Friday.

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."

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

A disgrace to humanity what these grown ass cowards did to this defenseless 14 yr boy, a child.

A disgrace to humanity what these grown ass cowards did to this defenseless 14 yr boy, a child.

Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin, we are still here.

25 Works Of Art Paying Tribute To Trayvon Martin

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 ...

Setting the record straight for Emmett Till: "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd

Setting the record straight for Emmett Till: "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd

1955 in Mississippi, Emmitt Till's mother had an open casket funeral so that everyone could see the savage thing that had been done. Jet magazine printed pictures, pictures burned into the brain of probably every grown black American of the time.

1955 in Mississippi, Emmitt Till's mother had an open casket funeral so that everyone could see the savage thing that had been done. Jet magazine printed pictures, pictures burned into the brain of probably every grown black American of the time.

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