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Emmett Till murdered August 28, 1955 (Original Post) spike jones Aug 2023 OP
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Emmett Till

"Death of Emmett Till" redirects here. For the song by Bob Dylan, see The Death of Emmett Till.

Till in a photograph taken by his mother on Christmas Day, 1954

Born: Emmett Louis Till; July 25, 1941; Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: August 28, 1955 (aged 14); Drew, Mississippi, U.S.
Cause of death: Lynching (bullet wound and mutilation)
Resting place: Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African American boy who was abducted, tortured, and lynched in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14, after being accused of offending a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the acquittal of his killers drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the civil rights movement.

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