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    reader sees a few characters react to the lynching of Emmett Till. The lynching of Emmett Till was a typical example of the disparity faced between African Americans and Whites in the United States. Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy who was murdered for what was believed to be flirting with at a white woman (Carolyn Bryant), however, many different viewpoints exist on what Till actually did to flirt with Bryant. Although born in Illinois, Till was visiting Mississippi at the time of his murder,…

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    Emmett Till's Mistakes

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    lesson that can be learned either the easy way, or the hard way. Unfortunately, in some occasions it is learned the hard way like in the book “Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry”, and the story of Emmett Till. These stories are very similar to each other since they both ended in tragic ways. The character T.J. and Emmett Till had both mistake which led them to really tragic consequences. In the book “Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry”, T.J. had gotten him, his family, and others in trouble because of what he…

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    the murder of Emmett Till, and the trial. The story is about how Hiram, confronts racism in the South from his point of view. He was always annoyed from his civil-rights father ever since he was little boy. He was always with his grandfather’s in Greenwood, until he was moved from there to Arizona. At the age of 15, he was enabling to go back and visit. When he arrived back to Greenwood he notices most workers are colored people. When he got off the train station Ruthanne orders Emmett to carry…

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    such as Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Some events that have influenced her are Emmett Till’s Murder, The Expectations upon Women’s rights, and the Jim Crow Laws. One important event that influenced Lee to write her book was Emmett Till being murdered. Emmett till was an innocent fourteen year old African American boy who did not know any better to stay away from a white woman (“Death”). Till hadn’t known know that in Mississippi black men couldn’t interact with white women because he…

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    life but they got off home free. Example on page 18, the first sentence, “well, if you decide later that you do know any of us tonight, you’ll never live to be sixty-five”. 2. Make a prediction- What if the men had only beaten, but not killed, Emmett. How might this have ended differently? I don’t think it would of been such a big deal because he would still be alive and they wouldn’t of had the open casket funeral, it wouldn’t have been in newspapers or TV. It would never even gone to…

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    despises African Americans and like to be destructive and hateful. R.C. cuts a fish open and stuffs its guts down Emmett Till’s throat because he asked Hiram for food. (Crow, 2002, pp. 90-93). At last, there is Emmet Till. he lived in Chicago and was visiting relatives from Mississippi. At first Emmett is rescued from drowning by Hiram (Crow, 2002, pp. 61-63). After the rescue Hiram and Emmett become friends. Later he was kidnapped and murdered, then they tied his body down with a cotton-gin fan…

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    Frederick Douglass once said, “where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” We spend most of our lives reading or watching all the unfortunate things happening around us. We are so quick to judge and believe everything we hear or see. Life was the same back in the1960’s. People were more gullible and that’s…

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    society” (Daley 1). Before Till was killed he was, “Visiting chicago” (Crowe 112). This young boy, “14 year old Emmett Till was visiting from Chicago” (Kaplan 1). In The book African Americans were not given as many rights as whites and in fact when, “Emmett Till and a group of teens walked into a store and flirt with a clerk” (Crowe 167). In part this is what led to Emmett’s murder. Back in the 50’s African Americans were not supposed to make gestures at whites and, “Emmett Till and a group of…

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    Students will recognize how the Jim Crow Laws began to affect the everyday lives of African Americans and how they sparked racial violence throughout the United States. Introduction In the last lesson, you learned of the origins of the Jim Crow Laws. In this Read It, you are going to learn just how far some people were willing to go in order to carry out their beliefs on the Jim Crow Laws. As Reconstruction began to end, many states were left with the ability to begin rewriting their own…

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    All the texts we have gone over have one shared theme. The texts singing America, Freedom Walkers, Power Of Nonviolence, Bridge To Ballot, and Emmett Till all share the same theme, Racism. Racism was a big problem back in the old days and still is now. The first text I will be explaining is Freedom Walkers. The Freedom Walkers were a group of people that boycotted the Montgomery buses because they wanted equal rights on the buses. They had to sit in the back of the buses and after all the…

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