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Till, Emmett (1941–1955)

  • By: Jessica James
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Emmett Louis Till was an African American teenager whose brutal murder in August 1955 galvanized the nascent civil rights movement in the United States. Born in Chicago in 1941 to Mamie and Louis Till, Emmett “Bobo” Till had just turned 14 ...

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