Emmett Louis Till

5 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WHO REMAINED STRONG EVEN THOUGH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED THEM

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Mamie Till
We stand strand in solidarity with the many Black mothers who, throughout American history, have endured the unspeakable — seeing their sons killed — only to further suffer pain when our justice system fails to deliver.
This is Mamie Till. Her unarmed son Emmett, 14, was kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955. His murderers were acquitted by an all-white jury after a five-day trial. We mourn with her. 

 

Sybrina Fulton,This is Sybrina Fulton. Her unarmed son Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking back to his father’s home when he was stalked and killed by neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman, who deemed him to be suspicious. Zimmerman was acquitted the following year. Fulton’s foundation in her son’s name brings together communities to promote a fair and safe society. We mourn with her.www.trayvonmartinfoundation.org

 

Nicole Paultre Bell This is Nicole Paultre Bell. Her unarmed fiancé Sean Bell, 23, was out with friends at his bachelor party when he was killed outside a club by police who fired at him 50 times. The officers who killed him were acquitted. Paultre Bell’s foundation aims to inform citizens of their rights in police encounters and encourage positive action for youth. We mourn with her.www.Whenitsrealitsforever.org

 

Kadiatou Diallo This is Kadiatou Diallo. On February 4, 1999, her unarmed son Amadou was gunned down by New York City police in a hail of 41 bullets as he reached for his wallet. Amadou’s killers were all acquitted. Her foundation in her son’s name ensures that students from the African diaspora have access to higher education. We mourn with her. www.amadoudiallofoundation.com

Gwen Carr This is Gwen Carr. Her unarmed and asthmatic son Eric Garner suffered a fatal heart attack after police, arresting him on suspicion of selling loosies, put him in an illegal chokehold that was caught on video. A grand jury has been convened to determine whether the officers face charges. We mourn with her.

 

 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 13: A woman holds a sign in honor of Emmett Till during a protest on June 13, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. Protests erupted across the nation after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th. (Photo by Natasha Moustache/Getty Images)   

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Citation

Bagwell, Orlando. Interview with Myrlie Evers, conducted by Blackside, Inc. November 27, 1985

Gado, Mark. Mississippi Madness: The Story of Emmett Till. 2013. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/emmett_till/7.html

Joyce A. Ladner. the Mississippi Writers Page. April 2003. http://www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/ladner_joyce/index.html

Juan Williams, Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1987).

Linder, Douglas. The Emmett Till Murder Trial: A Chronology. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/till/emmetttillchrono.html

Ladner, Joyce. Recollection of conversation with Till’s mother, in the context of a Brookings Instituation panel discussion on the Civil Right Movement

Metress, Christopher. The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 2002.

Till-Mobley, Mamie, and Chris Benson. Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America. New York: Random House, 2003.

Transcript – Emmet Till trial Sept 1955. Mose Wright.

Transcript – Emmett Till trial Sept 1955. Willie Reed.

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[1] Metress, Christopher. Chapter 1: Discovery and Indictment, page 15

[2] Linder, Douglas. The Emmett Till Murder Trial: A Chronology

[3] Metress, Christopher. “They Stand Accused”: James L. Hicks’s Investigations in Sumner, Mississippi, September 1955

[4] Transcript-Emmett Till trial Sept 1955. Willie Reed.

[5] Ladner, Joyce. Recollection of conversation with Till’s mother, in the context of a Brookings Instituation panel discussion on the Civil Right Movement

[6] Joyce A. Ladner. the Mississippi Writers Page. April 2003

[7] Gado, Mark. Mississippi Madness: The Story of Emmett Till.

[8] page 104 Metress Christopher

[9] Transcript – Emmet Till Trial Sept 1955. Mose Wright. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/till/MoseWright.pdf

[10] Linder, Douglas. The Emmett Till Murder Trial: A Chronology

[11] Linder, Douglas. The Emmett Till Murder Trial: A Chronology

[12] Bagwell, Orlando. Interview with Myrlie Evers, conducted by Blackside, Inc. November 27, 1985

[13] Northern Eastern University. Emmett Till UnsolvedCivil Right Crime Act.

[14] The Deparment Of Justice. Civil Rights Era Cold Case Investiagation Continue. 2010

[15] Williams, Juan. Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 page 37

[16] Till-Mobley and Benson. page 191-196

[17] Juan Williams, author of Eyes on the Prize and Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

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