Emmett Till's Legacy 50 Years Later

Christian, Margena A.
September 2005
Jet;9/19/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 12, p20
Focuses on the remembrance of the death of Emmett Louis Till, a teenager from Chicago who was brutally murdered 50 years ago for allegedly whistling at a white woman. How his murder helped propel the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; Description of the statue of Till that resides in Pueblo, Colorado; Acquittal of Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, who supposedly admitted in later years to the murder; Dedication of streets and highways in Till's name; Reopening of the case by the Justice Department; Efforts of his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, in getting justice for her son's murder.


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