Emmett Till

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Garrow, David J. "Emmett Till case''

  • On August 24,1955, Emmett Till and a group of friends walked into a grocery store

  • One of the boys dared Emmett to talk to the store’s cashier, who was a white women

  • In the early morning hours of August 28, Roy Bryant, the cashier’s husband, and J.W. Milam, Bryant’s half brother, forced their way into Wright’s home and abducted Till at gunpoint

  • Bryant and Milam where they killed him with a single gunshot to the head. The two men tied the teen’s body to a large metal fan with a length of barbed wire before dumping the corpse into the river.

  • Wright reported the kidnapping to the police, and Bryant and Milam were arrested the following day. On Aug. 31, 1955, Till’s corpse was discovered in the river.

The Case

  • Wright reported the kidnapping to the police, and Bryant and Milam were arrested the following day. On Aug. 31, 1955, Till’s corpse was discovered in the river

  • His face was unrecognizable as a result of the assault, and positive identification was possible only because Till was wearing a monogrammed ring that had belonged to his father.

    • His face was unrecognizable as a result of the assault, and positive identification was possible only because Till was wearing a monogrammed ring that had belonged to his father.

    • The federal investigation concluded in 2006, and no new charges were filed. In 2007, a Mississippi grand jury found insufficient evidence to indict, and the case was closed.

Citations


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