It took an all- white jury less than one hour to find Roy Bryant and J.W.Milam not guilty of murdering Emmett Till. Even though there were multiple witnesses that testified saying that they heard/ saw Roy Bryant and J.W.Milam kidnap Emmett Till and heard screaming coming from the a shed. But with all of the evidence, the jury still found Roy Bryant and J.W.Milam not guilty. With all of the publicity of the trial it brought out many flaws in the justice system that needed to be changed.
Emmett Till was born July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois and was killed August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi at the age of 14. He suffered serious consequences for telling a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, “Bye Baby” leaving out of a local corner store. Several days later Emmett was taken from his home by Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam, they beat and mutilated him before shooting him and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Till’s body was
They drive to Leslie Milam's farm near Drew, Mississippi. Several men take Till to a barn and begin to pistol whip him. An eyewitness, Willie Reed, testified at trial that he saw four whites and three blacks riding in the truck that entered the Milam property and presumably carried Emmett Till. Reed also testified that he later heard wipping and hollering sounds coming from the barn. After the trial, several men--including both whites and blacks--admitted to friends or relatives that they were with Milam and Bryant on the night Till was kidnapped and murdered.
The 2 men J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant confessed to the killing of Emmett, but they were not found guilty. They did not have no regret of what they did. Emmett Till was tortured and murdered in hate of blacks in the south. They gouged out his eye and shot him and the head beat him and threw his body tied to the cotton-gin fan
During the trial for the murder of Emmett Till several people were put on the witness stand, most of whom were black. The way in which the defense, the lawyer for Bryant and Milam, who murdered Emmett Till, spoke demeaningly to the witnesses was clearly racist. An example of what the lawyer said was, ""Chester when you first saw this body, did you recognize it? Was it Emmett Till?” … Did you determine the exact cause of death?”
They will die with Emmett Till's blood on their hands." Both Roy Bryant and J.W Milam opposed a pleadal deal on kidnapping, which doesn't make much sense since there was an eyewitness. Even with the eyewitness testimony there were still some missing parts of the timeline. For example no one saw everything that had happened. The only people in the store were Carolyn and Emmet himself and he isn't here to tell his story.
Emmett Till was a loving, fun fourteen year old boy who grew up on the Southside of Chicago. During 1955, classrooms were segregated yet Till found a way to cope with the changes that was happening in the world. Looking forward to a visit with his cousins, Emmett was ecstatic and was not prepared for the level of segregation that would occur in Money, Mississippi when he arrived. Emmett was a big prankster, but his mother reminded him of his race and the differences that it caused. When Till arrived in Money, he joined in with his family and visited a local neighborhood store for a quick beverage.
In this PBS documentary, The murder of Emmett Till, Stan Nelson illustrates a racial hardship and crime against the African-American community. Lynching is a mob of Caucasian people that hang in African-American in a public place to show white supremacy. Emmett Tills murder trial was completely tried in a completely biased courtroom and there was even circumstantial evidence which places JW Millam and Roy Bryant kidnapping young Emmett Till, whose body was later found. I believe that in this murder and trial we see truly how far hatred and racism can rise by just one simple act. The murder of Emmett Till caused an uprise in the civil rights movement.
As a class requirement, we were obligated to watch a documentary about Emmett Till. The documentary, titled “The Murder of Emmett Till” was a tell-all about a tragic story of a fourteen-year-old boy from Chicago. Emmett Till was sent to Money, Mississippi to spend the summer with some relatives. In the 1950s, life in Chicago was different than life in Mississippi. Racism was stronger in the south than in the north and Emmett Till was walking into an environment he had never encountered before.
The Tragic Life of Emmett Till Emmett Till’s deformed body lead to a new idea. The new idea was like a spark to tinder. In 1955 in Leslie Millhams barn Emmett Till was dragged from a ford truck and the next thing a whip sound pierces the starry night. And a strangled cry from Till rings out from the barn. The men drag Till back to the truck and throws him into the bed of the truck and blood starts to trickle out of the bed of the truck.
There were warnings of a second civil war if no accountability was taken for killing black people for no reason. Emmett's murder "aroused feelings about segregation, law enforcement, relations between the North and South, the circumstances of Mississippi, the activities of the NAACP and the White Citizens' Councils. " There was no compromise Emmett faced because he never had a chance to sacrifice one thing for another because he was kidnapped from his family and murdered. However, because of Emmett's brutal death, David Halberstam a reporter, called the trial "the first great media event of the civil rights movement.” which feels like his death was traded for awareness to protect the lives of black
Less than two weeks after he was buried, Roy and Bryant went to trail in a segregated courthouse in Summer, Mississippi for the murder of Emmett Till. There were witness beside Mose Wright At the time in the south, you couldn’t get in trouble for killing a black person with murdering a black person was not illegal, so on September 23, they were found not guilty for killing Emmett. They didn’t show any remorse but justification to say what they did to him, like he got what he deserved “ Overall they were charged with kidnapping, people all over was so offend and
“Emmett Till and I were about the same age. A week after he was murdered . . . I stood on the corner with a gang of boys, looking at pictures of him in the black newspapers and magazines. In one, he was laughing and happy. In the other, his head was swollen and bashed in, his eyes bulging out of their sockets and his mouth twisted and broken.
219-220). Another theory was that he was flirting with the married woman, and someone told the husband and he ended up killing the young boy. Emmett Till’s death was a huge turning point in her life and she wanted to do something to change what was going on around her. It opened up her eyes and she realized that there was something else she had to be afraid of along with all of the many other things that children are already afraid of. The passage that I am looking at has to deal with the fears that the author discusses she has- “fear of hunger,
Dylan portrays imagery throughout his poem, but also invokes a sense of anger among his listeners. Dylan sings “For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free”(Dylan 20). Emmett Till’s killers were not found guilty, which enraged the south. Both men were able to live freely because the all white jury acquitted the defendants. Dylan utilized his anger and helped publicize the unjust rule of Emmett’s case.