​September 2, 1955: Mamie Till Arrives At The Illinois Central Terminal To Receive Emmett Till’s Casket

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Mamie Till is surrounded by family and photographers who snap her photo collapsing in grief at the sight of the casket. His body is taken to the A. A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home.

The Jackson [Mississippi] Daily News decries the “brutal, senseless crime” but complains that the NAACP is working “to arouse hatred and fear” by calling Till’s murder a lynching.

In Belgium, the newspaper Le Drapeau Rouge (the Red Flag), publishes a brief article entitled: “Racism in the USA: A young black is lynched in Mississippi.”

7 Comments

  • Patricia Round September 2, 2016 - 6:36 pm Reply

    There are no words.

  • Erick Dean Tippett September 2, 2016 - 10:43 pm Reply

    I remember not being able to sleep for a week after seeing this boy’s mutilated corps in the issue of
    Jet Magazine current at the time of this murder. How unfortunate that after all this abuse Negroes
    in many ‘ghetto’ areas and not so ‘ghetto’ areas continue to wallow in self-hate and murder themselves
    using the ‘n’ word on each other even more than plantation masters and racists have!

    In fact the grave of Till was somehow violated by ‘satanic’ custodians at Burr Ridge Cemetery where he
    lay buried as I recall newspaper articles announcing here in Chicago. Were they black or were they
    white? I’ll let you answer that.

    Erick Dean Tippett
    Retired Musician/Teacher
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Sharron JEWELL September 3, 2016 - 9:28 am Reply

    I remember reading about Emmett Till in the Jet Magazine and I was only 8 years old. His death had such a profound affect on me; that 2 years later in a Social Studies class, I wrote about hate being taught to children, so that when they became adults their minds were already tainted. (Of course, this ideology must have come from my parents, who were very civic minded and wise Christians). I was an A student in this class, but received a D grade for my report. I waited patiently to talk to my teacher after class about my grade. I remember looking him square in the eyes to explain to me why I got such a low grade. After he turned red and had no logical explanation; he gave me a B. In reflecting upon this incident years later, I realized how upsetting my report probably had been to him, a white man. After all, I lived in southern Indiana, near where the Klan had been birthed.

    When raising my children, love was a major lesson–love for the Lord, love for their family, love of themselves, and love for others. All the good qualities that develop from a nature of love is a given! Hate from others will not be an issue, just a hurdle to jump over!

  • nbharr9 September 4, 2016 - 10:12 am Reply

    Same ole shit different day!

  • JEAN September 5, 2016 - 10:11 am Reply

    THIS WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE LEARNING ABOUT HATRED AT A VERY YOUNG AGE of 12.
    BORN IN ALBANY, NEW YORK I NEVER HEARD ABOUT RACISM,DISCRIMINATION OR HATE CRIMES. I WENT TO MY PARENTS WHEN I SAW JET MAGAZINE ‘S HORRIBLE n GRUESOME PICTURES HOW THE WHITE GROUP OF MEN TORTURE EMMETT’S ENTIRE BODY.. THAT ‘S HOW THEY CRUCIFIED JESUS. HELL IS REAL, JUDGEMENT IS REAL ,ALTHOUGH THIS WAS YEARS AGO-WHETHER THESE WHITE MEN ARE DEAD OR STILL WALKING THE EARTH, THE WILL ANSWER TO GOD FOR THEIR MONSTER BEHAVIOR.

    • Felicia G September 23, 2017 - 7:00 am Reply

      Amen.

  • Yung Yung September 2, 2018 - 8:08 pm Reply

    Emit till was visiting family. Perhaps the town was segregated. Why do people continue to call this heinous torturous incident that ultimated in Tills untimely death, a racist crime. There are really no reliable witnesses to this crime.. Racism and or discriminatory practices towards others, will always exist… Im sure like most African Americans, Mr. Till was of mixed ethnicity. What about the thousands of so-called white on white hate crimes that end with someone being severely injured or deceased, then and nowadays, do we also start wars because of copycats.

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