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The tragedy of Emmett Till

He was only 14 when he was brutally lynched in the Jim Crow South. His mother chose to hold an open casket funeral to expose the horror of his murder. This is the story of Emmett Till, a lasting symbol in the fight for racial justice.

09/09/2020 12:29 PM

21 comments

  • Heather H.
    a day

    I watched the documentary and watching and hearing the details on how he was killed from his mom, that broke my heart. No matter how many years go by, prayers, and support from others, there’s nothing can bring back your child.

  • MohdAli H.
    a day

    They should have hang d Confederacy leaders n generals for treason n probably these would not have happen.....

  • Marcie A.
    a day

    There is still this kind of hatred today.

  • Lillian O.
    a day

    Just so sad

  • DannyBoi D.
    a day

    Southerrrn switchhh

  • Boyd H.
    a day

    Sad to say I agree with you

  • James L.
    a day

    Where is the outrage from when a black man shot a 5 yr old white boy in the head. Because he was riding his bike in front of his house ? Hardly made the news. If it was a white man that did it. All hell would break loose

  • Joy M.
    2 days

    Remember

  • Rula N.
    2 days

    🥺💔

  • Nicara M.
    2 days

    I mean it took that long to pass a bill on making lynching a federal hate crime? That's disgusting. It should've been passed when it happened.

  • Wendy B.
    2 days

    So sad and unjustified and it's still going on to day what ever happend to love and understanding ,i won't say im shoçked because im not its stillgoing on today so much hatred ,what idont get you have people trying their best to be black by sunbathing .

  • Janine T.
    2 days

    Can’t imagine how his mother got through that

  • Shar N.
    2 days

    those killers now are tortured hard in hell..who's gonna help them now?

  • Daniele G.
    2 days

    Jim Crow was a Democrat right?

  • Astrid M.
    2 days

    Nothing changed at all!!

  • John O.
    2 days

    And Jim Crow Laws were CREATED by DEMOCRATS!!! If your going to reiterate history, Tell the WHOLE story.

  • Ernest P.
    2 days

    MUST NEVER FORGET

  • Theresa R.
    2 days

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/us/politics/rand-paul-anti-lynching-bill-senate.html?smid=em-share

  • Lloyd M.
    2 days

    Where was God to defend Emmett? Where was God to defend George Floyd, Breona Taylor and all the other blacks who whites have killed just for being black? Is God really real or is God just an idea conceptualized by one group of our ancestors in their pursuit to understand their existence and kidnapped by another group of our ancestors to control them and others? How convenient it is for God to be absent in our form and will only become visible to us after we die.

  • Tyheita S.
    2 days

    Things haven’t changed 🤦🏽‍♀️

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