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Emmett Till: A Sorrowful Event. Lisa Thongmanivong Danielle Osoteo Gabrielle Carbonell. The Beginning of it All. 14-year-old African American boy From Chicago Went to Mississippi visited relatives Went to a nearby store with friends Reportedly “flirting” with Carolyn Bryant.

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Emmett till a sorrowful event

Emmett Till: A Sorrowful Event

Lisa Thongmanivong

Danielle Osoteo

Gabrielle Carbonell


The beginning of it all

The Beginning of it All

  • 14-year-old African American boy

  • From Chicago

  • Went to Mississippi visited relatives

  • Went to a nearby store with friends

  • Reportedly “flirting” with Carolyn Bryant


Abducted brutal death

Abducted & Brutal Death

  • 2 a.m., by Rob Bryant, and John Milam 

  • Tortured, Shot, Thrown in river

  • Found 3 days later, unrecognized 


Open casket funeral

Open Casket Funeral

  • His mother wanted Open Casket

  • Displayed Till’s deformed face

  • Mother wanted to show her experience of how racism impacted her life


Court

Court

  • September 19, Till’s murder and kidnapping trial took place

  • Suspects were acquitted of all charges on September 23

  • Court, all white men

  • Lasted 1 hour

  • January 1956, Bryant and Milam admit to committing the crime for a story in a magazine


Aftermath

Aftermath

  • Emmett Till lived from July 25, 1941- August 28, 1955

  • Catalyst to civil rights

    • event very brutal & significant 

    • gained a lot of attention

    • racism

    • child’s death


The return of the case

The Return of the Case

  • FBI looked back into Till’s case in 2004

  • Questioned Carolyn Bryant (73 years old)

  • Not enough evidence

  • Case disclosed 2 years later


Works cited

Works Cited

  • "Emmett Till.” http://www.biography.com/people/emmett-till-507515. 6Sep. 2013.

  • Borgna Brunner "The Murder of Emmett Till" http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmjustice5.html 6 Sept 2013

  • "FBI releases Emmett Till autopsy" usatoday30.usatoday.com 6 Sept 2013


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