10/08/2017 English Death of Emme tt Till The murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old African-American kid, in August 1955 stunned the country, and gave an impetus to the rising civil right s development. A Chicago local, Till was seeing relatives in Money, Mississippi when he was blamed for harassing a neighborhood white lady. On August 24, while standing with friends outside a small store, Till boasted about having a white girlfriend in Chicago. His friends then dared him to ask the white woman...
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