It was labeled as one of the most “brutal and inhumane crimes of the twentieth century” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, the tragedy of Emmett Till still brings pain to the soul. The date was August 28, 1955, Emmett, a teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle’s home in Mississippi by two White men who murdered the 14-year-old and mutilated his body.

His crime: allegedly whistling at a White woman.

His killers’ fate: an acquittal. (ebony.com – Latoya Cross) Click here to read the full story!

 

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