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  • August 24, 1955, Emmett Till went grocery shopping while visiting family.
  • Emmett was accused of assaulting a woman and was kidnapped by her husband and his half-brother.
  • Emmett was murdered and his mother held a funeral or him.
  • Emmett Till was born in 1941, in Chicago. He was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi on the day he was kidnapped. Emmett's parents split up in 1942 leaving his mom a single mom, and his father in the army.
  • August 24, 1955, three days after getting to Mississippi, Emmett and his friends walked into Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market to buy drinks after picking cotton in the hot sun. After buying gum, Emmett was accused of whistling, flirting, or touching the hand of a white women names Carolyn Bryant.
  • His body was shipped to Chicago, where he lived and his mother opted to have an open casket on display for 5 days. Thousands of people came to Emmett's funeral. Emmett's trial was held on September 19, 1955, Moses Wright identified Bryant and Milam as Emmett's kidnappers/killers.
  • Emmett Till was born in 1941, in Chicago. He was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi on the day he was kidnapped. Emmett's parents split up in 1942 leaving his mom a single mom, and his father in the army.
  • Four days later on August 28, 1955, around 2:30 a.m. Roy Bryant, Carolyn Bryant's brother, and J.W. Milam, his half-brother kidnapped Emmett from his house, beat him, dragged him to the bank of Tallahatchie River, shot him then wrapped his body in barbed wire and threw him in the river
  •  It was almost unheard of a black to accuse a white in court. Even though there was enough evidence for them to be the kidnappers/killers, the judge acquitted their charges. Bryan and Milam, later on, confessed to doing these crimes.
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