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Emmett Louis Till by Thinh H. Truong

Emmett Louis Till

Emmett Louis Till was born in Chicago on July 25, 1941. Emmett was the only child of Louis and Mamie Till. He never knew his father, a soldier, who died.

Emmett Louis Till was born in Chicago on July 25, 1941. Emmett was the only child of Louis and Mamie Till. He never knew his father, a soldier, who died.

by Thinh H. Truong

Edited by Dale Ricardo Shields

EMMENT TILL GRAVE SITE

Part I: The Unfortunate Trip

In a morning of 1955, Robert Hodges, who was fishing at Tallahatchie Lake in Mississippi, found an unknown object floating on the surface.[1] Closer and closer, he was terrified that it was a dead body. That was Emmett Till, a 14 years old African-American boy. The death of Emmett Till had an impact to the Civil Rights Movement battles of racism in the United States of America during the 1950’s.

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