Friday, August 28, 2015

NEVER FORGET EMMETT TILL - A VICTIM OF EVIL MANIFEST IN AMERICA


h as the Washington Post referred to him as the "Wolf-Whistler." (A 9/19/1955 article in the Post begins: "Two white men, accused of killing a wolf-whistling Negro boy, went on trial in a steamy Mississippi Delta courtroom today, their two-year-old boys in their laps." 
Till's mother's courageous decision, to have an open casket funeral and share photos of his mutilated body with the world, helped inspire the modern civil rights movement. Here are classroom resources about Emmett Till: http://bit.ly/1mWtVm4 A key primary document is the Look Magazine interview with the murderers: http://to.pbs.org/1AXAqx9 Image: Mamie Bradley and her son Till. This picture was taken before Emmett left for Mississippi, 1955. Source: The Library of Congress

1 comment:

Phyllis Carter said...

Unfortunately my computer is unable to capture the first line of this article.