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The life of Emmett Till and how it impacted the Civil rights movement
The Origins of Emmett
Emmett Till was Born July 25, 1941, Chicago, IL to his parents Mamie and Louis Till. Shortly after he was born they were separated and Emmett went to live with his mom. At the age of 9 he and his mom had to move to detroit, where his mom worked long hard hours, and emmett willfully did chores. Emmett temporarily moved back to chicago due to his homesick for all the close family and friends he grew up with, but soon moved back to detroit.
When Emmett was 14 years old he went to visit his grandfather in Mississippi, his mothers hometown, where he stayed at his house.
His Visit to Mississippi
The incident at the store
During his visit to Mississippi, Emmett went to a store with a couple of friends when he allegedly whistled at a white cashier woman.
This false accusation caused the cashiers husband, Roy, and his half-brother J.W Milam to go to Emmett's grandfather's house and force him out. They held his grandfather to gunpoint, and took Emmett.
Emmett was forcefully dragged to a farm where he was abused, beat, had an axe through his head, his genitals cut off and put in his mouth, and eventually shot in the head and lynched.
The Death of Emmett
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