Remembering Emmett Till: Today Marks The 60th Anniversary Of His Death

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The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, on August 24, 1955, when he reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them. Till’s murder and open casket funeral galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.
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