How Did Emmett Till's Death Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Sadly, not to long ago America was facing this problem with African Americans. They were being discriminated based solely on the color of their pigmen. Although now most people would never harm anyone because of their skin color, it was not always so. In fact, in 1955 when 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, he was later shot and killed by 2 white men (Latson). The men were later found not guilty and lived free for the rest of their lives(Famoustrials.com). Because of this, Emmett Till’s death had a huge impact on the Civil rights movement. In 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting family members in Money,…show more content…
Rosa Parks, someone who is famously known for taking a stand, had said when talking about the bus incident “I thought of Emmett Till and I just couldn’t go back” (Lisa Vox). The image of Till’s battered body casket became a rallying cry for African Americans who joined the civil rights movement to ensure that something like this would never happen again. In conclusion, Emmett Till’s death death impacted the civil rights movement in a huge way. It all started when he entered that grocery store in Money Mississippi. When Carolyn Bryant’s husband found out what happened he immediately wanted vengeance. He ended up shooting Till and throwing him in the Tallahatchie river. When everyone came to see the dead body, they became outraged. All that became even worse when the murderers were found not guilty. Emmett Till helped people who were on the edge about joining the civil rights movement, to finally do it. He is truly an American

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