"Emmett Till by David Jackson" Tens of thousands filed past Till’s remains, but it was the publication of the searing funeral image in Jet, with a stoic Mamie gazing at her murdered child’s ravaged body, that forced the world to reckon with the brutality of American racism.
Emmett Till was murder in August 1955. His death was an important event in moving the Civil Rights Movement forward. Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi. He spoke briefly to a white woman as was killed for it.
Mass Meeting Protesting Emmett Till Lynching and Trial [in Mississippi] 8:00 P.M., Friday, October 21, 1955 at Community A.M.E. Church. . . , . Flyer. NAACP Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (107.02.00) Courtesy of the NAACP
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