Forever in Our Hearts: Happy Birthday, Emmett Till !!!

35 Posted by - July 25, 2018 - BLACK MEN, Gone But Not Forgotten, Injustices

Emmett Louis Till was an young black boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

Till was from Chicago, Illinois. At the time, he was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother, J. W. Milam, arrived at Till’s great-uncle’s house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him, and gouged out one of his eyes. He was shot through the head and his body, along with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire, was disposed of in the Tallahatchie River. Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later.

Till was returned to Chicago and his mother, who had raised him mostly by herself, insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing. Tens of thousands of mourners attended his funeral or viewed his casket. Images of his mutilated body were published in black magazines and newspapers, rallying popular black support and white sympathy across the U.S. Intense scrutiny was brought to bear on the condition of black civil rights in Mississippi, with newspapers around the country critical of the state.

Although initially local newspapers and law enforcement officials decried the violence against Till and called for justice, they soon began responding to national criticism by defending Mississippians, which eventually transformed into support for the killers.

source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-history-erryday-happy-birthday-emmett-till_us_59763471e4b0940189700bad

207 Comments

  • Tawanna Abernathy May 27, 2019 - 8:47 pm Reply

    Good post. Thanks.

    • Michelle Edwards June 25, 2019 - 8:30 am Reply

      Let’s never forget and continue to teach about our history
      Happy birthday beautiful
      RIP ….you will always be acknowledged

      • Kelli June 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm Reply

        Continue to rest in Paradise Emmit God has taken care of those who did that to

        • Felicia Boffman June 26, 2019 - 10:07 pm Reply

          Happy Heavenly Birthday to you and continue to R.I.P You are with God and me just hearing about you and what they did to you hurts me in my heart so sad.

          • Jerry mccokle June 28, 2019 - 12:13 am

            Rip my brother

          • Ann June 28, 2019 - 4:50 am

            Happy Heavenly Birthday to you RIP Angel

          • Guy Thomas July 5, 2019 - 12:53 pm

            Rip you barely had a chance to experience life so whom ever did this may they rest in hell

          • BigBaby July 14, 2019 - 7:57 am

            This story always breaks my heart 💔
            Rsst on Emmit!!

          • Gloria Juarez July 14, 2019 - 10:41 pm

            Happy heavenly birthday, continue to RIP.

          • Valerie Crump July 26, 2019 - 9:26 pm

            RIP… This was very wrong what they did to you…Happy Birthday rest high on that mountain..

          • Helene dolly July 26, 2019 - 11:53 pm

            RIP emmett

          • Antonia Guerrero July 27, 2019 - 6:05 pm

            For ever in my heart. RIP

        • Michael June 28, 2019 - 10:49 am Reply

          I am half white and half egyptian. I feel horrible fir this young man. Ghd white side of me is polish. But i bear the color of the white man which emvarmbarasses me. In my blood of egypt, which is African, i am emvarrassed again cause this part of my culture started slavery for the world. How can things change?? Money wont do it, and making 5 generations or more later to pay for it will make it worse. The past is the past all cultures have suffered in history. No race suffered as much as the american indians. 100 million geneside in approx 150 years on their own land. Stolen land. LET IT GO AND START HEELING. prosecute those now for their current deeds, especially the Nazi cops in america………..

          • Patrice June 28, 2019 - 4:30 pm

            Well said…🙏

          • M July 1, 2019 - 1:06 pm

            I really wish ppl would stop saying, ” let it go”. When it’s not your race that is STILL feeling the effects of the genecide. You just have no ideal. Smh

          • Jearlene Nunn July 2, 2019 - 10:06 pm

            RIH EMMETT.
            THE MISSISSIPPI JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED YOU.

          • Daisy Jones July 3, 2019 - 10:28 pm

            Michael, slavery was the way of the world at one time. Everyone from the Vikings to the Africans, the early Greeks, Romans and the all Middle eastern populations, the Inca and Native Americans, Chinese and Japanese people all had some form of slavery going back to B.C. Hitler practiced it against Jews and other people, including the Gypsies. We’ve made progress. No need to carry the burden.

          • Ruthy July 7, 2019 - 6:38 pm

            Michael & Others Who say just “Let It Go”
            We Black People Of color Must NEVER “Let It Go” Our Ancestors Were BRUTALIZED, MURDERED, RAPED, BABIES CUT & RIPPEF from the bellies of their Moms in FRONT of their Black Man to inject TOTAL FEAR of Retaliation. NO People Endured Over 400 + years of Total Murder & Brutality as have The Black Man & Woman! We Will Never Forget! And, No 5 generations later are not responsible for what Their ancestors did, But They Reap The Benefits Of My Ancestors FREE Labor That BUILT America! And, in turn We Black People Continue To Suffer As A Result. So how dare U fix your mouth to tell Us to just “Let It Go” NEVER……Amerikkka Can Never Repay Their Damages! REPARATIONS….STRAIGHT BLACK PRIDE!

          • Catherine July 10, 2019 - 3:21 am

            Happy heavenly birthday mr till gods got you

          • Tasha Williams July 14, 2019 - 9:44 am

            You do know that that ur whyte ancestors have killed more blacks than Hilter killing Jews.Whytes are still being killed today by racist whytes with whyte supremacy adding on more natives are were blacks the modern native and whyte America teamed up and killed Choctaw and Cherokee who are u to say anything about anything.whytes will answer for all of the atrocities they inflicted on blks then and now .futhrrmore Leopold killed millions Cecil Rhodes to.

          • Giavanna Bsrbs July 16, 2019 - 9:44 pm

            Rest on in paradise my brother our Heavenly Father hasn’t forgotten you. You will be woken to a paradise Earth after the great resurrection.💖🌹💖🌹

          • Jewel July 26, 2019 - 6:15 am

            lest we forget❤

          • Luke July 26, 2019 - 1:40 pm

            It will never be let go …. as long as racism is still goes on in THE US we as a PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO PROTECT OURSELVES & ALWAYYYSSS REMEMBER OUR PAST 🤷🏾‍♂️

          • Tina July 26, 2019 - 4:07 pm

            Micheal you said let it go start heeling. My question to you is what are we letting go? Are we letting go of the history of the unfairness the unequality that African American had before this generation? do u know that in this world NOW ppl can sit where ever they choose? Oh and how about voting? oh and how about the rejection of service because of skin color. The death of people because they just could get away it.

            The point I am making is we CANT NOR WE WILL let go. Cause all that hard work would meant nothing to where we are today.

          • Bryana July 26, 2019 - 4:40 pm

            Tell you what, when innocent black people are no longer slayed in the streets, when they stop harassing us, when they start treating us like real humans, when they stop locking our blaxk men up because they want to keep us in bondage then and only then will we “let it go”. Until then have several seats and hush.

          • Shancela July 26, 2019 - 10:59 pm

            You just got me speechless right now. Awesomely well said 🙏🏾🙏🏾

          • Susan Young July 27, 2019 - 1:00 am

            Trauma like this is passed on through several generations. Some even believe through the genes. So one person cannot just let it go.

          • John Lindsay July 27, 2019 - 10:43 am

            It’s just plain ridiculous to try to determine “which group suffered the worse.”

            Although the Indigenous Peoples were nearly wiped out by Europeans and had a lot of land taken from them….they, too, owned enslaved Africans.

            At one time, Cherokees were allowed to become “White” and given land to farm, etc.
            But other Whites didn’t like it and began agitating to cast out the Cherokees and eventually they succeeded
            Black people are still waiting for their 40 acres and a mule.

            Many horrible things have happened to all People of Color by the hands of Whites.

            Two, many Whites today continue to benefit from huge inheritances handed down from the profits of slavery.
            Nearly every major corporation that has existed for 200+ years in the U.S. made money from slavery.

            Whites have benefited both directly and indirectly from slavery then and now.
            The South didn’t have a shipping industry, so northern-ships carried the South’s cotton and other crops overseas to sell. Northern-owned insurance companies insured those loads.
            Think of all the jobs involved in these industries.
            Think of all the jobs involved in ship-building, supplies needed to do business, wood, etc to construct the ships, etc, etc, etc.
            Slavery was the primary economic engine of that time, providing MILLIONS of jobs for White people.
            So telling me “my family didn’t own enslaved people” doesn’t mean anything….because your family….just like other White families….benefited from jobs which supported the cotton industry.

          • peter williams October 16, 2019 - 3:48 am

            all nonwhites have suffered underwhites , but afroamericans and american Indians really suffered the most , u can look at it how u want but it must have been horrible to live in those times , the worses thing is we can never bring these people responsible 400 years long of lynchings and etc for that to court , because most of them are dead ,so they got away with murder , what can we do , u can live in hate or u look forward and move on ,and do that whats good for your liife ,but we should never forget , sad but true ! i am also halfwhite and blck so nobodz has to tell about humans !

        • Brenda McCann June 30, 2019 - 12:17 pm Reply

          Rest in Gods arms! You are safe! No one can ever hurt you again! Because of you attention was brought to bear on the guilty!You did not die in vain!

          • Bob July 2, 2019 - 9:40 pm

            The past is the past? Let it go? I guess the Jews who got reparations didn’t get that message. I guess the American Indians who got reparations didn’t get that message. I guess the Japanese who got reparations didn’t get that message. I guess even the Europeans who got reparations for WWII through the Marshall Plan didn’t get that message either. It is funny that some people want blacks to be the only group to forget the past.

          • Anonymous July 11, 2019 - 8:35 pm

            Very well said Ruthy couldn’t have said it better myself HOW DARE THEY SAID THAT WE SHOULD FORGET, WE WILL NEVER FORGET ABOUT WHAT THEY DID TO OUR ANCESTORS AND ON TOP OF THAT IT’S STILL HAPPENING LOOK AT WHAT THE POLICE ARE DOING TO OUR BLACK YOUNG MEN SO HOW IN THE HELL CAN WE FORGET NOT HAPPENING 😥😥🙏🙏

          • Cookie July 13, 2019 - 11:53 am

            Although, I wish I could let it go, the abuse that was bestowed amongst our ancestors will forever hunt us. Those of other suffering ethnicities, my heart bleeds for you as well. But for someone to be so outraged with something so brutal bewilders me!? I understand that these events occurred 100’s of years before your time, but they did happen🤷🏾‍♀️ & although, it wasn’t you or maybe not even your ancestors, it does not minimize the result! 100’s & 1000’s of men, women, & children suffered horrendous beatings, rapes, lynchings, & other unspeakable acts of brutality & it’s noted. Now understand, that this is not to attack you, your race, or anyone else of this day & age, but we of the African-American descent still hurt for our descendants, & will forever wear their scared history boldly❤️🙌🏾

          • Cedrick Clark July 13, 2019 - 11:38 pm

            All these people who keep tellin to let it go…are guilty or Racist. And for those who keep talking about all the other groups that were Slaves, knows nothing about History, majority if not all the other groups were indenture workers.

          • Carl M.Thomas September 2, 2019 - 9:10 am

            John Lindsay……You hit the nail on the head.

        • Mel Rowan July 13, 2019 - 8:45 pm Reply

          Happy Heavenly Biryhday
          You will remain in our ❤ ❤

        • Unique July 15, 2019 - 9:15 am Reply

          Happy birthday S.I.P always remembered never forgotten
          #knowyourhistory
          #knowyourenemy

        • Twanna July 16, 2019 - 3:12 pm Reply

          It doesn’t hurt me because I am a black woman. It hurts to know that this baby was 14, taken from.his mother, and murdered. As a HUMAN….We should never forget ALL that we have grown from. As a mother, I cry for him. Race should never be an issue and it’s very sad that it still is. We are humans! We have souls and hearts and minds. We should be equipped with compassion and remorse….some of us are not.

          • Willie July 26, 2019 - 10:29 am

            Rest in peace

        • Marie Farrell July 26, 2019 - 7:28 am Reply

          So sorry for this sickening display of hatred on this beautiful young man. When will the hatred end? RIP you are with God now.

        • Joshua Bland July 26, 2019 - 11:58 am Reply

          Happy birthday emmit

        • Donna Rose July 26, 2019 - 9:25 pm Reply

          Emmett, my heart continues to cry for you. The hatred you endured has no place in this world. You teach us all so much. We must pray that the ones who need to hear, listen to the message.

        • July flowers July 27, 2019 - 12:12 am Reply

          happy birthday u will always be in our hearts we share the same birthday

          • Nazaree Hines-Starr October 19, 2019 - 7:51 am

            Happy Heavenly Birthday! We will never forget

        • Phyllis July 29, 2019 - 3:28 pm Reply

          Sorry that you and your family went through this racial act hope they payed dearly for your dead

      • Tawanda Mathis June 25, 2019 - 7:33 pm Reply

        Happy Birthday RIP

        • Blanca DeLeon June 25, 2019 - 10:54 pm Reply

          Happy Bday. There is a judgement day. RIP

          • “E” Lee Hargrave June 27, 2019 - 7:18 am

            May God continue the bless and keep his family and descendants ! Continue to RIP until that great getting up Morning 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

          • karen June 27, 2019 - 5:38 pm

            Happy Birthday, rest in peace

        • Loretta June 28, 2019 - 4:26 pm Reply

          Let it go? Wearing Black Skin every day. People don’t let it go. Apparently you haven’t walked in know the history of African Americans. Stolen from their home, culture, family etc. Lynched, raped, killed. Children used for alligator bate.
          However I’m Black and Proud.

          • Pamela July 4, 2019 - 11:03 pm

            7 I’m

          • Nat July 12, 2019 - 5:36 pm

            May God continue to rest your soul in peace. Happy birthday..Deepest symphony to the family. May we always remember the day you were taking away .

        • Stac’e July 10, 2019 - 5:14 pm Reply

          I am truly pissed off at a lot of these let it go Comments but if you don’t know your history you will never understand it. Yes all races have been enslaved however American slavery to blacks is the worse of its kind and to make it even Worse ourblwn ppl sold us out….. American slavery to blacks is what you call chattel slavery which is worse than what you would treat your own. Dog. They were property had no rights and lived by the masters rules. Less of human beings and brainwashed into thinking just that. It’s horrible to say just get over it yes we never lived in those times however our people had to endure 400 years that would be 4 centuries of not being able to be free, make there own decisions or live a normal life. Families were separated forever, women raped, children abused , men degraded. your body was not your own and you were controlled only to fall into despair that the nightmare would never end until death knocked at your door. It’s totaldisrespect to say things like that and it’s a shame on how total disrespect is show. On something Europeans created from the jump…

          • Sophia July 11, 2019 - 8:51 pm

            WE AS BLACK KINGS AND QUEENS WILL LET IT GO AFTER THE TABLES TURN. TRUST AND BELIEVE IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT DAY FOR US AND ALOT OF BEGGING AND PLEADING FROM THE HEATHENS…WATCH AND SEE

        • Lesa July 11, 2019 - 7:18 pm Reply

          Well said, Bob

        • Phyllis White July 13, 2019 - 7:11 pm Reply

          I don’t think they will ever understand. It wasn’t them , so how will they know the pain . Some people don’t have the heart too hurt for others. All we can do is pray for others .

      • R. Christian June 26, 2019 - 7:13 am Reply

        Amen! We’ve come along way and still gotta ways to go.

        • Alice July 3, 2019 - 7:08 am Reply

          I agree, that is not justice.

          • paula.cundiff53@gmail.com July 27, 2019 - 4:03 am

            I was sickened to learn of what happened to Emmett! God forgive us for the horrific evils of my ancestors. Let your justice and peace prevail Abba Father! Can Amen and Amen.

      • Casper Love June 26, 2019 - 5:40 pm Reply

        Happy Birthday Mr. Emmett Till
        Continue RIH!!! Forever in our hearts but never ever will we forget you

        • Tamara June 28, 2019 - 10:47 pm Reply

          The Lady later confessed that she lied on Emmett , why is she still free?

      • Ingrid June 26, 2019 - 11:27 pm Reply

        I Was told this and showed pictures of this from the jet Magazine by my Mom The cruelty of whites in the South will never be forgotten these people will pay
        Along with all the others that Murdered Blacks I m grown now but I still remembered those pictures.

      • Doris Wells Williams-Mullen June 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm Reply

        🎂 Happy Birthday in Heaven…..Rest in Peace 💙

        We will never ever forget about this tragic event…this story of our history shall and should be taught to our world…

      • Sid June 28, 2019 - 12:19 pm Reply

        Wow ! Not an piece to mind about this brutal situation! I wish nothing but his soul to continue Rest In Peace ! Nd show our people the world
        Has no love ! N we need to start showing more love to one another ! As our self !

        • Sheana.harris July 5, 2019 - 6:29 pm Reply

          That lying piece of shit.should have went to jail and hung.for that but she got off free.as usual.i hope and pray that they both burn in Hell.forever

          • Calibra Lynch July 9, 2019 - 5:55 pm

            Happy Heavenly Birthday!!!! We will never forget or “Let it go.”

      • Katrina Moore June 28, 2019 - 3:18 pm Reply

        Happy Birthday 🎊🎉🎈. Continue to RIH 👼

        • Nazaree October 19, 2019 - 7:58 am Reply

          Sheana exactly right!

      • Regina Mobley-Gibson October 15, 2019 - 7:33 pm Reply

        You can now rest… you want have to suffer anymore.. KNOW you want never be forgotten.. Happy birthday my handsome brother. Still praying for your family 🙏 after all these years 🙏💔💔💔

    • Mattie Cross June 25, 2019 - 9:22 am Reply

      Happy Birthday Emmett you are with God myFamily stayed in Mississippi, as a Little Girl they showed me the place where they hung you but God have it all written down they all will be judged.

      • Britney Thompson June 25, 2019 - 2:59 pm Reply

        Amen.

        • Jeff Hutchinson June 25, 2019 - 4:39 pm Reply

          AMEN

        • Berline Larionne June 25, 2019 - 6:28 pm Reply

          RIP we black people want through alot so I appreciate all the help that our past generations had fought for us and we should never forget where we come from and I pray that one day we reunite with them in heaven God bless all they souls.

      • Rosalind k. Degroat June 25, 2019 - 5:57 pm Reply

        Happy Birthday young man!!

        • Wendolyn Lindsay June 25, 2019 - 8:47 pm Reply

          HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

      • William Morris June 26, 2019 - 1:00 am Reply

        Our father in Heaven says VENGEANCE is his rest in peace mr.Till

    • Targice Harrison June 25, 2019 - 9:37 pm Reply

      Happy Birthday to my Father Jim Carey cousin
      Emmett Till i wish i had the chance to have met you and my Father hidden apart of his family tragedy / history from his kid’s and grand kid’s HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY MR. EMMETT TILL R.I.P

    • Kaashima June 27, 2019 - 2:16 pm Reply

      R.IP. and Happy Birthday

    • Debra Moore June 27, 2019 - 7:59 pm Reply

      Just keep on🥀🌹🥀 rest in peace when they come or they might be God judge them….Emmett…🎈🌹🎈Happy Birthday🎈🥀🎈. That was so wrong what they did to 😢you are you with God now🌴🌿🌴

    • Katrina June 28, 2019 - 8:09 am Reply

      This is why African American men should NEVER marry white women until Negrophobia is ended! Once we end racism/Negrophobia then we will be truly free to marry whoever will marry us. Remember you have a debt to pay and a struggle to finish!

      • Genovie Page June 28, 2019 - 8:28 am Reply

        This is the most ignorant statement I have ever heard. You act as if marrying a white woman is a badge of honor; something to aspire to, something to achieve You are as bad as the men that killed him. This dishonors.his memory and the memory of all black women.

      • Cindy July 26, 2019 - 2:33 am Reply

        Nonsense , u just can’t stand white women married to black man . Just because u black women r all over ” whites steal our men” bullshit . Am tired of hearing this bullshit over and over again . Stop that shit or shut the fuck up

    • Keith Rogers July 4, 2019 - 1:00 pm Reply

      Happy Birthday 🎂 to you RIH

    • Tk July 10, 2019 - 9:48 pm Reply

      Happy birthday Mr. Till may you and your mother rest peacefully!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Jennifer Webb-Cook July 12, 2019 - 2:09 pm Reply

      RIP EMMET!! Happy birthday, we will not forget.

    • Tiara Johnson July 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm Reply

      Yes this is Black Education Thank you.

    • Braud Knox July 26, 2019 - 5:26 pm Reply

      R.I.P. Emmett GBNF

    • Charlie Price July 26, 2019 - 10:43 pm Reply

      Never forget- and let’s stop what is happening now. We are in danger of more atrocities happening on our watch! Let’s be strong – aware, active and vocal !

    • Ms. J Wilson July 27, 2019 - 12:16 am Reply

      A’SE Too the SPIRIT OF EMIT TIL!! MAY HE SOUL KEEP ROLLING ON!!

    • Terica Clark July 27, 2019 - 2:49 am Reply

      Happy birthday

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      Why Are You Leaving A Comment About Viagra Under The Photo Of A Young Boy Who Was Murdered For Nothing But The Color Of His Skin??

      • mimiwood1 June 25, 2019 - 8:25 pm Reply

        I despise folks that troll and leave despicable comments. You should be ashamed but you are probably ignorant and do not know any better.

    • My name June 25, 2019 - 3:16 pm Reply

      Omg this is beyond inappro bro

    • Hyacinth June 25, 2019 - 3:38 pm Reply

      I hope they get their day
      Happy birthday

      • Hilda Cardew July 10, 2019 - 2:29 pm Reply

        RIP Emmett Till…everytime i read this i ask my self way some one could brutally kill a human person for silliness Very Very Sad and

    • Janie June 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm Reply

      Randglync you are a very heartless and ignorant mf.

    • Shirley Johns June 26, 2019 - 5:49 am Reply

      Rest In Heaven Mr.Tillman forever in our hearts.

    • Sylvia Coleman July 26, 2019 - 9:16 am Reply

      Rest on my young brother rest are you in the hands of the Lord you been there all that time

    • DAVID V RUFFNER October 19, 2019 - 5:30 pm Reply

      This is the callus ignorance of a racist, it is the same demeaning attitude that Emmet’s killers had.

  • NellieWilliams June 25, 2019 - 1:35 am Reply

    Rest in peace. The madness still goes on.

  • Wylie Harrison June 25, 2019 - 6:05 am Reply

    RIP. The madness still goes on
    Out here in the 21st century.

    • Evelyn June 25, 2019 - 4:01 pm Reply

      Arrest the woman that lied, she’s not too old.. If Bill Cosby can go to jail, so can she..

      • Dana June 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm Reply

        I agree with Evelyn. If you lock up Bill Cosby at an old age she too should be locked up for lying.

  • Lolita Brown June 25, 2019 - 6:17 am Reply

    Continue to rest in Paradise angel, GOD is still in control!

    • Lynn June 25, 2019 - 11:16 am Reply

      Happy birthday you will always be remembered one day judgement will come

      • Anita June 26, 2019 - 2:18 am Reply

        The lady die last year and also admitted in her dying bed that she lied it never happened.yea very fucked up.

    • Phillip Jones July 26, 2019 - 10:45 pm Reply

      She’s dead i believe Evelyn and Dana

  • Gwen June 25, 2019 - 6:18 am Reply

    Heartbreaking that the racist support 4 the killing eventually vibrated throughout America. All of those that looks like Emmett Till are still unjustly terrified but by a crooked legal judical system.

    • Debbie June 25, 2019 - 3:17 pm Reply

      Dad that people get judged for the color of there skin Rest in peace ✌🏿Brother. Your in Gods House Now. Amen

      • Charlie July 30, 2019 - 5:21 am Reply

        Speak for yourself because of you ain’t been through it there’s no way you will know what people are going through if you aren’t black how can you know what they are going through people hating you because you was born the color you are

  • Nicole June 25, 2019 - 6:58 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Emmett. May your soul continue to Rest Peacefully

  • G sal June 25, 2019 - 6:58 am Reply

    The evil POS that claimed false claims needs to be dealt with by any means necessary. She should die slowly she is still alive and this wasn’t long ago

  • Causandra June 25, 2019 - 8:02 am Reply

    God Bless you Emmett Sweet Sleep Happy Birthday Angel

    • Mark Allen June 25, 2019 - 8:46 am Reply

      Happy Birthday

      • Briona June 25, 2019 - 11:17 am Reply

        Love u 💯❤️ Continue to rest in heaven…. still angry to this day what they did was beyond wrong … fucking pigs they were cowards hope they are burning in hell….. love u emett

  • Sondra June 25, 2019 - 8:18 am Reply

    Happy birthday young soldier. You didnt deserve any of it. May the souls of all involved & supported that crime burn in hell…ESPECIALLY HERS!!! The struggle and battle continues…no justice…no peace!✊

    • Jennifer Baxtron June 25, 2019 - 10:14 am Reply

      RIP Emmitt, We’re still fighting the injustices of racism today.We love you Emmitt.

    • Kerry Logan June 25, 2019 - 2:47 pm Reply

      Me too Briana

    • Nakasala Wa Watsaba Wa Muratsi wa mutenyo wa Namugowa June 28, 2019 - 10:15 am Reply

      Happy Earth Strong Till.

  • NelegeSmith June 25, 2019 - 8:49 am Reply

    Happy birthday young man. So heartbreaking what happened to you, I cry every time I hear your name. Terrible injustice to you and your family. Love you and sorry you had to be a sacrificial lamb for our people. You didn’t deserve to die so heinously, and tragically. Always always always in my heart. You will never be forgotten.

  • Tammi Robinson June 25, 2019 - 9:06 am Reply

    Happy heavenly birthdate young man. God had a calling on your life at a very young age. However brutal your death was, It was used to open some eyes to what we still fight against today.

  • Thyral Mcrae June 25, 2019 - 9:30 am Reply

    May your soul RIP. 🎈😭.

  • I'Esha Rastafari Smith June 25, 2019 - 9:59 am Reply

    Happy birthday R.I P

  • Melody June 25, 2019 - 10:25 am Reply

    Happy Heavenly birthday, Emmitt Till, That was very tratric thing that happened to you, I am so sorry R. I P. Sweetie.

  • Wanda June 25, 2019 - 10:26 am Reply

    Peace be unto you. Your life was tragically taken from you and your mother, sadly we we are still living in the same atmosphere now. It’s seen man heart is getting harder against the black race. God created. Us different for a reason if the white race hate us so much “why not ask God why you’re white race HATE what he created?.” If you look at it in a realistic light people who hate other people of different cultures they must hate the creator “GOD” some whites taunted you’re mother for the open casket, let the world know have EVIL hearts and mind works, who suppose to LOVE GOD. R.I.P, I hope your murders ask for forgiveness before they thre their last breath.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽♥️♥️♥️♥️🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🎈🎈🎈

  • Jennifer June 25, 2019 - 10:44 am Reply

    Happy birthday my brother. May you rest upon his arms.

  • Major Curry June 25, 2019 - 10:46 am Reply

    Happy Heavenly birthday.

    • Major Curry June 25, 2019 - 10:48 am Reply

      HHB.my brother.

  • Queen mother June 25, 2019 - 11:01 am Reply

    His birthday is JULY 25th, not June 25th

    • Carol Simpson June 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm Reply

      What year

    • Lekeathia Hampton June 25, 2019 - 2:03 pm Reply

      Thank you for the correction, Queen Mother. He was born July 25, 1941.

  • Floyd Blackwell June 25, 2019 - 11:06 am Reply

    Let us never forget, happy birthday my brother

  • Kimberly dauden June 25, 2019 - 11:10 am Reply

    May you rest in peace gone but never forgotten a true hero

  • Hope Bell June 25, 2019 - 11:37 am Reply

    Happy heavenly birthday ⭐

  • Camille Sullivan June 25, 2019 - 12:35 pm Reply

    One of my oldest brother friends, he talked about EMMETT all the time!!!
    #HHBD
    #RIL
    His cousin Wheeler Parker is my pastor, back home in Chicago, He is the family historian and was in the room with Emmett when they took him out of the house in Mississippi!!!

    • Bjswearengen June 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm Reply

      A resurgence of dehumanization of MINORITIES is rampant. We are still 2019 being portrayed as villains. Even when national coverage shows a prevalent racism rise.
      This HORROR to a young boy visiting the south, should have ended such terrorism. Bless the souls of all VICTIMS living or dead.
      Remember

  • Wesley Alexander June 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm Reply

    HIS BIRTHDAY IS JULY 25 NOT JUNE 25

  • azore June 25, 2019 - 1:43 pm Reply

    I looked at his eyes in the photograph and saw the potential taken away by a crazed person because of their inability to accept truth and that is your time is up. zRember by killing Emitt a thousand more will follow.

  • Lekeathia Hampton June 25, 2019 - 2:03 pm Reply

    Emmett was born July 25, 1941.

  • Shamieka June 25, 2019 - 2:11 pm Reply

    R.i.p but he was definitely born on July 25th, we share the same bday!

  • Yolanda June 25, 2019 - 2:27 pm Reply

    Thank yah for Never Forget and Let the World’s Knows the Truth

  • Connie Bobo June 25, 2019 - 3:08 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday.

    • Camille Sullivan July 9, 2019 - 6:34 pm Reply

      “Bobo, “was Emmett’s nickname!!! One of my brothers, childhood friends!!!

  • Tina Swecker Jones June 25, 2019 - 3:20 pm Reply

    I believe that the evil in this world takes out the most heaven sent beautiful souls on purpose and the sick way this world supports evil and demotes the holy is beyond my understanding completely. I know God is up there seeing all of this and all will be dealt with accordingly.
    RIP and Happy Heavenly Birthday

  • louise perry June 25, 2019 - 3:34 pm Reply

    happy bday sweetie rih so sad

  • louise perry June 25, 2019 - 3:35 pm Reply

    o ok sorry

  • Jim Hayes June 25, 2019 - 3:38 pm Reply

    I remember this tragic killing and until this day I avoid that state like the plague.Even when I have to drive through it I make sure My tank is full so that I do not have to spend any money in that awful state. RIP Emmett Till

  • Charles E Sistrunk June 25, 2019 - 4:52 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Emmett Till this is my first time here in about this RIP

  • Sharen Pendleton June 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm Reply

    You inspired a nation.The open casket allowed the country to see how ugly racism affects our people. Happy birthday we will never forget.

  • Leslie June 25, 2019 - 5:06 pm Reply

    R.i.p wow!! All because he said hi smh that mess up happy birthday!

  • Patrice Zappa-Porter June 25, 2019 - 7:19 pm Reply

    I am truly sorry for what those things did to you and the woman wasn’t even good looking. She should be in jail. I hope when I get to heaven I can meet you and tell you how loved you are. But you probably know that.

    • Diane Watson July 26, 2019 - 6:16 am Reply

      Happy Birthday Emmett Till ! May you walk with our Lord in heaven
      on your special day. I am a white women that is so ashamed to hear this story of what happened to you. I am so very sorry that there are such disturbed people in this world.

      Rest In Peace!
      Diane Watson

  • Dr. Phyllis Miller June 25, 2019 - 8:23 pm Reply

    I cannot respond as I would like to,. My heart is full. In this young man I see another lost great mind. Why? Two immediate responses come to mind;
    1. Being in the right place at the wrong time,
    3. Being a beautiful color that all color lines cannot live without, unless it is a skin color!

  • Wendolyn Lindsay June 25, 2019 - 8:48 pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • Lisa Clatk June 25, 2019 - 9:46 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Emmett Till You will Never be Forgotten Forever in Our Hearts.❤

  • Molly Ann Howard June 25, 2019 - 10:23 pm Reply

    Bless your family and your soul. May you be resting in peace with your Mother in heaven.

  • gail sweets June 25, 2019 - 10:33 pm Reply

    Happy birthday

  • Cinnie Till June 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm Reply

    Thank you ALL FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES.🤗♥️

  • Byron June 25, 2019 - 11:59 pm Reply

    I found out last weekend that the killing of Emmett Till caused my mother’s family to move out of Greenwood, MS to Mexico, MO. Six sets of family members left and never looked back!!!

  • Felicia June 26, 2019 - 7:39 am Reply

    The woman is still alive she should have been prosecuted also. Happy Birthday Mr.Emmett

  • Mushundra Smith June 26, 2019 - 7:45 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Emmitt Till may you continue to RIP.My ❤ still aches today about your death and will never be able to make sense of such evilness that still exists today.You will never ever be forgotten along with all of the other tragic deaths that has occurred.I still honor you and your family.Rest in Peace my brother🙏🙏🙏

  • thadeus B. Peyton June 26, 2019 - 1:34 pm Reply

    Very good, Grand-

    Very Good, Granddaughter. I hope people will read about this unjust and try to live a trustful live. This has happen before. I can tell you about it sometime.

  • Brenda June 26, 2019 - 3:23 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Emmett Till…May God bless your family and curse those that did this horrific thing to a child..

    • R.C.Simmons July 30, 2019 - 8:19 am Reply

      Happy Birthday son…. what they did to you was very,very, wrong….GOD is going to take care of all the evil and hatred that these men did to you and all our other young black males and females….we love you and your story will always be remembered….💓💓💓.

  • UncleRock June 26, 2019 - 5:51 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, my brother, the world will never ever forget about you your Birthday should be a Holiday, Rest in Peace.

  • Linda presley June 26, 2019 - 9:45 pm Reply

    Rest in peace

  • Diane June 27, 2019 - 12:56 pm Reply

    Rest in Heaven 💙

  • Valine Tucker June 27, 2019 - 5:56 pm Reply

    Happy Heavenly Birthday Emmett Till ,Your born day should be a holiday. Cursed the evil souls and their racist family members who did this injustice to a child.Continued Rest In Paradise 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Charity MOORE June 27, 2019 - 9:59 pm Reply

    H@PPY H£@VENLY BiRTHD@Y £MM£TT TiLL You’LL NEVER BE ForgotteN M@Y YoUR SOUL R£ST IN PE@C£ WHiLE WE @ll K££P YOUR HiSTORY LIVING FoR£V£R & FOREVER😑😭😪🙏

  • Camille Sullivan June 27, 2019 - 10:03 pm Reply

    HHBD EMMETT TILL
    JULY 25TH

  • veronica June 28, 2019 - 4:25 am Reply

    I have always heard of that inhuman brutality to Emmitt.I saw him lying in the open casket so the whole world could him just as his mother wanted. Happy birthday. Love you much

  • Marilyn Abbott June 29, 2019 - 7:40 am Reply

    RWG my young brother and yes you were taken too soon! ButG God had a plan for your life but had a better plan for those who were left behind to focus on better things in life to teach others about love not hate towards others! We have practice harmony among others!

  • Diane concepcion June 29, 2019 - 10:56 am Reply

    Safe in ‘His arms

  • Gwen Vaughn July 7, 2019 - 5:32 pm Reply

    I don’t understand why we are told to let it go. In my family the races are like a bag of skittles African American, White, American Indian. and Creole And because of my colorful heritage how do I just let it go. The cruelty was done to my family.

  • jocamia July 10, 2019 - 4:12 am Reply

    AMERIKA!AMERIKKA!AMERICA!

  • Earl Edwards July 13, 2019 - 3:08 pm Reply

    I was nine years old when this happened. All pastors preached about this hatred in church, and I remember hearing older people talking about how awful it was allowed to happen to a little black kid. Kids today don’t understand the sacrifices that have been made in order the to live half ass normal lives. My family is integrated and I spend time sharing my growing up experiences with my family so they won’t lower their guard to low. I could have easily been the victim going to an intergrated school in the early 60’s.

  • Melaniece Vann July 14, 2019 - 5:30 am Reply

    Damn that was wrong them to do that a child come on now…. Ever since I showed a video of Emmett till to my 5yr old son Dion… My son always come to me and me can he look at the video again of Emmett till…… Rest in heaven Mr Emmett till

    • Melaniece Vann July 14, 2019 - 5:32 am Reply

      Emmett till birthday is July 25th 1941

  • Melaniece Vann July 14, 2019 - 5:35 am Reply

    Happy birthday Mr Emmett till

  • Sharice July 14, 2019 - 6:36 am Reply

    R.i.p mr. Emmit till

  • Robert Boone July 16, 2019 - 4:41 am Reply

    R.I.P
    Emmit Till. The sad thing is that so many other black men have been killed without any consequences even today. There are so many Emmit Till stories by the hands of police brutality, mind altered black on black crime, racially motivated murder, government organized killings, and murder by economic deprivement. When Black begin to tack a stand for themselves, then and only then will change come.

  • Wet willy. July 16, 2019 - 12:34 pm Reply

    Someone should burn down everything that liar owns. Let that pos lying ass evil devil mutant have nothing to pass down to her children. Racist lying bitch.

  • L. Thomas Rocha July 16, 2019 - 9:17 pm Reply

    It’s a disgrace that jury acquitted the perpetrators after deliberating about an hour. In addition, Mrs. Bryant has admitted she lied and has stated that the boy did not deserve his punishment. No justice!

  • Doelozilla July 25, 2019 - 10:41 pm Reply

    Happy born day brother 🎂🎈🎉 R.i.p

  • Jennifer Gaines July 26, 2019 - 12:27 am Reply

    Rest in paradise emmit tills god as his arms around you

  • Donna Moore July 26, 2019 - 9:23 am Reply

    Rest In Paradise Emmit

  • Michael Anderson July 26, 2019 - 9:52 am Reply

    Emmitt, you are a reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. Those of us who are still on this earth will make sure that you did not die a horrible death in vain! God bless you, and rest in peace!

  • D Shields July 26, 2019 - 11:49 am Reply

    “Woman Linked to 1955 Emmett Till Murder Tells Historian Her Claims Were False.”
    “By Richard Pérez-Peña
    Jan. 27, 2017

    For six decades, she has been the silent woman linked to one of the most notorious crimes in the nation’s history, the lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy, keeping her thoughts and memories to herself as millions of strangers idealized or vilified her.

    But all these years later, a historian says that the woman has broken her silence, and acknowledged that the most incendiary parts of the story she and others told about Emmett — claims that seem tame today but were more than enough to get a black person killed in Jim Crow-era Mississippi — were false.

    The woman, Carolyn Bryant Donham, spoke to Timothy B. Tyson, a Duke University professor — possibly the only interview she has given to a historian or journalist since shortly after the episode — who has written a book, “The Blood of Emmett Till,” to be published next week.

    In it, he wrote that she said of her long-ago allegations that Emmett grabbed her and was menacing and sexually crude toward her, “that part is not true.”

  • Annette Hall July 26, 2019 - 12:38 pm Reply

    It hurt my heart the first time I heard this story. May we never forget and continue to fight hate with love Rest In Peace Wmmitt Till. Gods sweet angel

  • smallfry July 26, 2019 - 3:04 pm Reply

    Never forget. Never forgive. Never stop accusing. Never move on. Never let it go. Be angry at anyone who suggests forgiveness or forgetfulness. Be outraged. Anyone who suggests forgiveness is your enemy. Never forget that. ….Wait, are you serious? What about Jesus? He must have been against all people of color when he said forgive your enemies, right?? Oh, well, if you don’t sense a little sarcasm here, you don’t have any sense. A lack of forgiveness only hurts you.

  • Cindy B. July 26, 2019 - 4:28 pm Reply

    Listen up everybody, when things happen in life, we are to forgive, and move on. Emmett is in HEAVEN with THE FATHER, JESUS, and THE HOLY SPIRIT. Jesus was crucified and He did it all for us. His DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION is why we should REPENT, FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER. I LOVE YOU ALL even if you don’t want to accept what I text I still love you.

  • Jackie July 26, 2019 - 5:41 pm Reply

    Happy Heavenly Birthday Till. Keep rest in Peace.. ..

  • Angel L Perez July 26, 2019 - 6:11 pm Reply

    The estate should sue the decendants for wrongful death!

  • Nicole July 27, 2019 - 12:10 am Reply

    Can’t we all just get along? This shit is getting old. The earth belongs to no one & we are a rainbow!

    But, being white doesn’t mean shit: the poor persons of European descent & colonialists Consciously got together & figured out that calling themselves white versus Polish, Italian, Irish, Bulgarian… made them a larger class & ran with it. A larger group to oppress.

    Then Christianity was forced down people’s throats. Now Evangelists have become an oppressive force. Spirituality was here first: in touch with the earth & the environment. Look at all the pollution that we now suffer & are dying from. Look at the conditions this government has created & encouraged on the “reservations”. It’s disgraceful what it supports for First Natives. And Latin American in cages for migrating which should be a respected human right. It is in the European created Human Rights Convention.

    And Mexican immigrants are not illegals, they were here first. Europeans bought land from under them. Much like they stole land from the first Natives, they were here first too. Take a Look at South Africa, who was there before the colonist rejects from England showed up? Stolen paradise.
    Then we can truly reflect and grieve for Emmit and his daily.

    Americans of African descent were enslaved for at least 246 years, and ended just 150 years ago. Descendants who’s parents were slaves are still alive!

    By making reparations to descendants of slaves, some of the suffering inflicted will be making amends. And then perhaps the US can start to eliminate racist groups of all stripes and lead the world by creating the objective of acceptance of humanity & it’s complimenting variety.

  • Brenda Anderson July 27, 2019 - 7:06 am Reply

    I look in this child picture and see the innocence and hope that hatred refuses to see. How a community of evil people tortured, mutilated and murdered this kid based on a lie. Even if the lie had any truth in it no one deserved to be treated that way. Now over 50 year later, his gravesite is destroyed, burned and mocked photographed by so many others. It sickened me to my soul. God we need a new day of reckoning and deliverance in this country. Hate has become the new standard and brandmark of a country that at one time spoke of peace, hope and love. Our direction has changed course. It’s time to get back on course…

  • Keyerriha July 27, 2019 - 3:26 pm Reply

    RIP happy brithday!!😘

  • Jared July 29, 2019 - 3:18 pm Reply

    Hahaha stupid fucking nigger

    • Trey October 15, 2019 - 9:12 am Reply

      That’s why your daughter or girlfriend getting done nigger dick bitch

  • Kayla July 29, 2019 - 3:24 pm Reply

    R i p and happy birthday

  • Kebin July 29, 2019 - 7:28 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Emmett till rip

  • Tai July 31, 2019 - 10:38 am Reply

    I’m so Sorry this happened to you. I will tell my boys about your story. Happy Birthday continue to Rest in Paradise. E.T

  • Kamya October 15, 2019 - 3:47 pm Reply

    happy birthday Emmett till rip

  • Queen October 16, 2019 - 12:42 am Reply

    Happy Birthday! Gone but not forgotten RIP

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