The Murder of Emmett Till

In August of 1955, a 14 year-old black boy from Chicago, unschooled in the racial customs of the south, traveled to Mississippi to visit relatives. With adolescent bravado, he whistled at a white woman. Three nights later, Emmett Till was abducted, beaten, and shot through the head. His mangled body later surfaced in the muddy waters of the Tallahatchie River.