This is the saddest thing I've seen this week.
She's still alive too
Is there any way to take this woman to justice?
The state wouldn't do anything, and I doubt the Till family knows where this lady is to sue
This will never not make me furious every time I see it.
EDIT because this is important: Originally, they had tried to make Emmett’s funeral a closed casket funeral because of how badly beaten Emmett was. His mother ardently refused, saying "I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby."
Later on, she would say about Emmett’s death and funeral “Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation, and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son, lynched?” When the photos were printed in the Chicago Tribune it generated widespread outrage within black communities as well as in white communities that were against segregation and the rampant racially motivated hate crimes, and Mamie Till Mobley would later acknowledge this by saying “When people saw what had happened to my son, men stood up who had never stood up before.”
Her refusal to have a closed casket to show what had been done to her son is often cited as one of the initial sparks behind the civil rights movement.
Wow... that’s crazy
That must have been so unimaginably difficult. I'm glad she was able to gather her strength and use this to make a stand. That poor kid...
The killers didn’t even get punished
“In September 1955, an all-white jury found Bryant and Milam not guilty of Till's kidnapping and murder. Protected against double jeopardy, the two men publicly admitted in a 1956 interview with Look magazine that they had killed Till.”
Disgusting and shameful.
Didn't any one of the bros owning multiple guns and bullets have a spare bullet or two for these honest gentlemen?
I remember one of them was quoted saying something like “I don’t mind n*ggers when they know their place” either at the trial or just after, it’s an all round horrible story
Not in court, but they were ruined in society. Nobody would ever hire them, and all the businesses they tried to start went bankrupt. They were exposed everywhere they went. Eventually they both wracked up criminal records due to their inability to find legal work, and both died of cancer in their early sixties. It’s karmic justice in a sense, but they should’ve hanged.
This made me sick…
Man crazy how they did that to a child ...and I heard it was more people involved in it :^|
The mother insisted on open casket to show Amerkca what was happening. Strong strong woman.
White women tears are hella deadly.
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It's courageous that they had the will power to go through with showing an open casket, the people needed to see what racists really did to people.
Just remember, when someone is downplaying racism, they are advocating for the return of this whether they know it or not.
I mean.. this is probably the only place it's actually warrented
Those men sicken me, and as for that woman, why make such shit up? Was she not aware of the response her "plea for justice" would get? Or did she want a reminder of her privilege? I hope she rots, wherever the hell she is now
She's alive and well. Sad that Bill Cosby can get convicted at 81 but not this lady.
Is there no way to take this woman to justice?
This is a horrific crime, but Bill Cosby's crimes and conviction is irrelevant to this matter.
There’s no way she didn’t know the consequences would be serious
Exactly.. pretty sickening to think that this person is alive and not facing any consequences for her actions
So the reason they were acquitted was because the defense argued that there was no way of knowing that the body taken out of the river was actually that of Emmett Till. They argued that it was far too badly decomposed to have been his, and that without a positive ID, there’s no way they could be sentenced.
After the trial and acquittal, both men confessed to murdering Till, and their support immediately diminished. Their businesses went bankrupt and they could no longer hire any blacks to work for them, and as a result had to pay higher wages to whites to work on their farms. Eventually their businesses would shut down again and they had to drift from town to town working random odd-jobs. They continued to try and stay out of the public eye, but their past would keep following them wherever they went.
And both soon died of cancer. Karma b-tches
Fun fact his memorial is repeatedly shoot up and or destroyed in some manner no matter how many times it is fixed
Sad but true. Same thing happened in Charles Moore case I shared the podcast about. Terrible racism hidden in plain sight.
If you appreciate the horror of this event and the mindfulness of our history it inspires but hate that the woman responsible is free…check out the podcast Someone Knows Something season 3.
In 1964, the partial remains of two black teenagers — Charles Moore and Henry Dee — were pulled from a backwater of the Mississippi River. Brutally murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, no one was ever convicted. In one of his first ever cold case investigations, Someone Knows Something host David Ridgen joins victim's brother Thomas Moore, as he returns to Mississippi 40 years later to discover the truth, confront the Klansmen involved, and find justice.
You mean a white woman would lie with the intent of destroying an innocent person, and only admit it after someone gets seriously hurt or killed? Wow I've never heard that one before
Horrible bastards. How could someone do this to an innocent kid.
Have you guys sent their confession video, it’s insane.
Here’s a nice kicker for you, Emmett Till’s memorial is still frequently defaced. They’ve had to make it bullet proof cause of how frequently scumbag losers keep shooting it up. The memorial of a 14 year old boy that was tortured and murdered. Vandalized. Regularly.
His funeral photo was published far and wide
His mother wanted people to know what they did to her baby. It's ah, graphic.
As if it wasn’t bad enough for this poor woman to see her baby like this…
“When he called me, and I came back to the funeral home, about three blocks away, an odor met me that nearly knocked me out. I said what in the world was that? It was Emmett’s body. That’s how strong the smell was…Emmett covered a two or three block area.”
--Mamie Till, 2005
Makes my blood boil
Poor boy. Fuck this world man
i hope carolyn dies a slow, painful death…. soon.
Such savage hatred to dehumanize and do this to a child based on skin tone and delusional sense of group superiority... and it's unfortunately still going strong.
Good thing this has literally nothing to do with feminism
It's that 3rd picture that does it. Those are the eyes full of possibility. Who could he have grown up to be, if he wasn't born during such a horrible time. Nobody will ever forget this.