Originally published 8.28.09
Turn off the television today and tell your teenager about this. Lest We Forget….
Aug 28, 1955, Emmett Till was murdered at the age of 14 in Money, Miss. after reportedly whistling at a white woman. Emmett Till’s mother insisted on a funeral service with an open casket to let the world see what was done to her son.
1955 News Headline: “Muddy River Gives up Body of Brutally Slain Negro Boy”