Murder of Emmett Till
George Mason University professor Suzanne Smith talked about the Emmett Till case, including details of his murder, the investigation and… read more
George Mason University professor Suzanne Smith talked about the Emmett Till case, including details of his murder, the investigation and trial, race relations in Mississippi in the 1950s and Till’s funeral which included an open casket so the damage done to him could be seen and photographed.
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago who in the summer of 1955 was visiting family in Mississippi. A few days after an incident at a local grocery store, Till was kidnapped from his relatives' home and murdered. close
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