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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 04:05 AM

60 Minutes 2004: The Murder of Emmett Till



In 2004, 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley reported on the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.


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Reply 60 Minutes 2004: The Murder of Emmett Till (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2020 OP
marble falls Jun 2020 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2020 #2
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2020 #3
spike jones Jun 2020 #4
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2020 #6
Mike 03 Jun 2020 #5

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 09:38 AM

1. Best spent 25 minutes of my day all day. Thanks.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 09:43 AM

2. Thanks!

I probably watched this at the time, but it was well worth a revisit now. And Ed Bradley was always excellent, good to see him again, I miss the original correspondents. That said, it's shocking that anyone could get away with doing this to anyone - let alone a child - in the United States of America.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:08 AM

3. Thank you for sharing.

Incredibly brutal, and all because of a whistle and a phony social hierarchy.

Heartbreaking and shocking.

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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:45 AM

4. 2017 Carolyn Bryant recants her claim Emmett Till whistled at her.


She lied.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emmett-tills-accuser-recants-claims-that-led-to-his-death/

With Barr in charge of the lying, he will probably decide that Till committed suicide.

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Response to spike jones (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:51 AM

6. OMG, the original "Karen".

"Tee hee! I didn't torture and kill that boy."

What a disgusting and depressing story.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:47 AM

5. Staggering. Emmett Till's mother was an incredible and brave woman.

This is the misery that befell Bryant and Milam after they confessed, per Wikipedia:

After Bryant and Milam admitted to Huie that they had killed Till, the support base of the two men eroded in Mississippi.[110] Many of their former friends and supporters, including those who had contributed to their defense funds, cut them off. Blacks boycotted their shops, which went bankrupt and closed, and banks refused to grant them loans to plant crops.[40] After struggling to secure a loan and find someone who would rent to him, Milam managed to secure 217 acres and a $4,000 loan to plant cotton, but blacks refused to work for him. He was forced to pay whites higher wages.[111] Eventually, Milam and Bryant relocated to Texas, but their infamy followed them; they continued to generate extreme animosity from locals. After several years, they returned to Mississippi. Such was the animosity toward the murderers that in 1961, while in Texas, when Bryant recognized the license plate of a Tallahatchie County resident, he called out a greeting and identified himself. The resident, upon hearing the name, drove away without speaking to Bryant.[112] Milam found work as a heavy equipment operator, but ill health forced him into retirement. Over the years, Milam was tried for offenses such as assault and battery, writing bad checks, and using a stolen credit card. He died of spinal cancer on December 30, 1980, at the age of 61.[111]

Bryant worked as a welder while in Texas, until increasing blindness forced him to give up this employment. At some point, he and Carolyn divorced; he remarried in 1980. He opened a store in Ruleville, Mississippi. He was convicted in 1984 and 1988 of food stamp fraud. In a 1985 interview, he denied that he had killed Till, but said: "if Emmett Till hadn't got out of line, it probably wouldn't have happened to him." Fearing economic boycotts and retaliation, Bryant lived a private life and refused to be photographed or reveal the exact location of his store, explaining: "this new generation is different and I don't want to worry about a bullet some dark night".[113] He died of cancer on September 1, 1994, at the age of 63.[114]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till#Later_events

The entire Wiki entry is well worth the read and will bring people up to date.

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