Emmett Till Essay Thesis

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Emmett Till was just an average boy born on July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Louis and Mamie Till until one day he became one of the thousands victims of racial discrimination. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Emmett Till’s murder was one of the most brutal and inhuman crimes of the 20th century.” He was a fourteen year old African American who was just joking around one day in Money, Mississippi and ended up being killed. His murderers did not serve their time in prison because the jury was the same race and gender. His murder story was also on every newspaper within the vicinity of Illinois. Because of Emmett Till, it started many protests and eventually ended this brutal hatred for African Americans. His murder, changed the world today. As a bairn, Till grew up without a father or father figure because his father died in World War Two. This was extremely hard on him because his, single, mother worked all the time. At a young age he took on many responsibilities such as cooking and cleaning.His childhood nickname was Bobo. According to a childhood friend, Richard Heard, Emmett was incredibly amusing and a chubby kid compared to others but he didn’t let that ruin anything. He got polio at the age of five which, is a virus that causes a paralysis. In 1955, his uncle came for a visit and at the end of his visit …show more content…
This helped begin a movement of racial justice and helped end the madness. One hundred days after the tragic murder, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white woman and go the back of the bus. This started the one year Montgomery Bus Boycott. Nine years after this congress passed a law that outlawed any form racial discrimination and segregation. “I thought about Emmett Till, and i couldn’t go (do the back of the bus) - Rosa

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