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Have you ever heard of Emmett Till?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 9:09 AM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, I remember when it happened. I have posted many times on here that if you want to see what real racism was just look at the pictures on Google.


    The pictures in the papers of that little boy in his casket have stuck with me all these years. So sad he was only 14.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:54 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes I postedf. About him once. So sick
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:10 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • and there are many many many more stories like his

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:18 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes, Emmit Till's murder was a landmark event in the Civil Rights movement.
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 10:37 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yup, I lived in MS.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:11 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes. I believe he was beaten by a group of white men during the civil rights movement for looking at a white woman.

    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:11 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • My kids have never heard of him even though every year, they talk about civil rights and racism in school. I myself just learned about him this morning in one of my groups. I just think a story like his deserves to be told and his death remembered.
    IhartU

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 9:15 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • yes.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 9:38 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes, of course. His story is a major part of civil rights history. I learned about his story in both HS and college.
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:51 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Yes, I have and I didn't have to look at your wikipedia link. While I have no issue with my children learning history, I think they are too young for the gory stories.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:54 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

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