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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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