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The Murder of Emmett Till

Emmett Till was 14 years old African American. He was accused of flirting with a white woman in a grocery store. He was murdered by the woman’s husb

Emmett Till was 14 years old African American. He was accused of flirting with a white woman in a grocery store. He was murdered by the woman’s husband. The body was so disfigured that his parents could only identify him with a ring. Till’s mother then had an open-cast funeral so that the world could see what racism has done to her child. Soon it gained attention from the media. The murderers were acquitted.

In September of 1955, Mose Wright took the witness stand in a Mississippi courtroom. Rising from his chair, he pointed a finger at one of the two cops who had murdered his niece’s son, Emmett Till. In 2020, history repeated when George Floyd was killed by the cops. It’s high time that we end racism. ⁣

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