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How Emmett Till's brutal death "ignited a movement" in America

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Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history? Milam: “You still as good as I am?” Till: “Yeah.” Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?” Till: “Yeah.” Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy: "Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a nigger in my life.

Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history? Milam: “You still as good as I am?” Till: “Yeah.” Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?” Till: “Yeah.” Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy: "Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a nigger in my life.

Emmett Till's mother and other mourners

Till's mother weeps as his casket arrives at the Illinois Central Station.

Emmett Till. Don't let the idiocy of Lil Wayne be all that you know about this young mans tragedy.

Today Emmett Till would have been 72 years old. Emmett was savagely beaten and shot through the head for whistling at a white woman in His body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River, with.

Harvey Milam, whose father admitted to the racist murder that helped spark the civil rights movement, is accused of cheating investors out of millions of dollars

Panama Papers: son of man who killed Emmett Till named in scandal

Harvey Milam, whose father admitted to the racist murder that helped spark the civil rights movement, is accused of cheating investors out of millions of dollars

Roy Bryant one of the confessed murderers of Till with his wife Carolyn and their sons.

JW Milam (right) admitted to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till but was acquitted.

Panama Papers: son of man who killed Emmett Till named in scandal

Defendants Roy Bryant, left, and J. Milam during their trial for the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.

The accused killers of Emmett Till consulting at his trial.

The accused killers of Emmett Till consulting at his trial.

*SLAVERY~This might upset some people, (it should ) but it's real and it happened to slaves who were treated as objects.

Image: French School - Slaves in Brazil: The Terrible Torture of a Slave, from 'Journal des Voyages'

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