History Matters | Emmett Till
by Brandon Baker
Emmett Till was a fourteen year old boy who was brutally beaten and murdered by at least two white men in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a married white woman. His murderers were acquitted albeit the evidence proving their guilt. He is said to have been one of the sparks of the Civil Rights Movement.
Brandon Baker, talks about the legacy that Emmett Till left behind and the impact that his murder had on our nation – especially in the South. Till’s death shocked our nation and motivated the movement toward racial equality to arise and change the face of society in America forever.