Exemplification Essay: The Murder Of Emmett Till

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Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy, was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Emmett Till was a lively teenager who was visiting his uncle and cousin in Money, Mississippi (1). Till was a happy child, and was a quite a prankster, however even if he was a troublemaker he was pretty responsible and very close to to his family. Emmett's uncle invited him to come visit relatives, but his mom was against the idea. Although Till was used to racism, he had no idea what happened as he walked into a grocery store with some friends, and the consequences that would follow. When Emmett apparently flirted with Carolyn Bryant, her husband and his half-brother assaulted Emmet in the night killing him, and getting away scott free from trial. Allegedly, friends influenced Emmet somehow in the flirting, but others think that since Emmett had Polio as a child he had a speech impediment and whistled to get over a stutter. Four days after he “whistled” at Carolyn her husband and half brother stormed Emmett’s house and dragged the boy from his bed. The two beat him beyond recognition, shot him in the head, and dumped his body in the river. Emmett’s body was found and recognized by a ring he wore and his assailant's were sent to trial. They got away free, but Emmett’s mom never stopped protesting against racism. Emmett Till, a …show more content…

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