Blogged By: De De Tillman
Posted: Friday May 3, 2013 @10:41 p.m PST
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in theMississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till’s great-uncle’s house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton ginfan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later.
READ FULL STORY ON EMMETT TILL KILLED FOR FLIRTING WITH A WHITE WOMEN According to, Wikipedia.