White boy beaten for dating black girl
They took him away and beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River.
Three days later, Till's body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
I don't know why he just can't stay dead." The trial of Bryant and Milam received extensive press coverage.
Till's murder was seen as a catalyst for the next phase of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Emmett Till Memory Project is a website and smartphone app commemorating his life; fifty-one sites in the Mississippi Delta are associated with Till.
Emmett Till was born in 1941 in Chicago; he was the son of Mamie Carthan (1921–2003) and Louis Till (1922–1945).
Till's original casket was then donated to the Smithsonian Institution and it is displayed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Argo received so many Southern migrants that it was named "Little Mississippi"; Carthan's mother's home was often used by other recent migrants as a way station while they were trying to find jobs and housing.
Decades later, Bryant disclosed that, in 1955, she had fabricated testimony that Till made verbal or physical advances towards her in the store.
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