Kaitlin’s blog post.

Picture taken in 1955 after the murder of 14 year old Emmett Till token place. Photo from Afrobutality.
Picture taken in 1955 after the murder of 14 year old Emmett Till token place. Photo from Afrobutality.

Emmett Till 14 year old boy whose life was taken from him because it was said that he “whistled” at a white woman. He was beaten so bad that you couldn’t even tell that it was him when his body was discovered. The case was taken to trial and the jury declined to indict the two who had done this to the young boy. The story got out and it was shock that his murder was never brought to justice, it was just let off the hook. His mother demanded an open casket so the world could see what happened to her baby all over what could of been a complete misunderstanding.

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