Melissa Campbell<br />EDU 290 11am<br />Emmett Till<br />
Who was Emmett Till?<br />An African American 14 year old boy<br />Born July 25th 1951 in Chicago Illinois <br />Was visit...
Emmett<br />
Emmett’s Story<br />While Emmett was visiting Mississippi he visited a store.<br />In the store he made a comment to a wom...
The White Men’s Story<br />An African American walked into their store and made a ‘fresh’ comment to the lady worker and w...
How this incident was Viewed by Whites<br />During these days, African Americans were not even supposed to look at white w...
How the Incident was Viewed by African Americans<br />African Americans did not believe that Emmett had made this remark t...
The Story According to Text<br />Stories printed in text now, say that it is unclear if Emmett did or did not make a comme...
Emmett’s Death<br />Emmett’s death was horrid in the time period it took place in and in today’s society.<br />He was beat...
The Court Case<br />The jury was all white<br />The judge was all white<br />Rare for a case of white men lynching an Afri...
The White Men After the Case<br />They were set free with no restrictions put in place and not even a slap on the wrist.<b...
The African American’s View of the Case<br />What was done to Emmett and his family was seen as unfair<br />African Americ...
The White’s View of the Case<br />The whites saw these men as some sort of hero to their race.<br />Felt they had accompli...
Emmett’s Mother<br />
Emmett’s Mother<br />Emmett’s Mother decided she wanted to let the world know what happened to her son.<br />So, to accomp...
How the Case Affected the Civil Rights Movement<br />This case brought the generation of this time to make a social change...
Emmett’s Story Today<br />Emmett’s story does not stop in 1955<br />50 years after the case, police reopened Emmett’s deat...
Work Cited<br />Picture of Emmett Till’s Mother	<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/4194826329/<br />Picture of E...
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  1. 1. Melissa Campbell<br />EDU 290 11am<br />Emmett Till<br />
  2. 2. Who was Emmett Till?<br />An African American 14 year old boy<br />Born July 25th 1951 in Chicago Illinois <br />Was visiting Mississippi in 1955 for the summer<br />Overall lived an average teenage boy life.<br />
  3. 3. Emmett<br />
  4. 4. Emmett’s Story<br />While Emmett was visiting Mississippi he visited a store.<br />In the store he made a comment to a woman worker.<br />The woman and her husband did not like this comment<br />Later on that day he walked by the house of this couple<br />This is where he was abducted.<br />When Emmett was found his whole body was severely beaten and bloated from the water. <br />
  5. 5. The White Men’s Story<br />An African American walked into their store and made a ‘fresh’ comment to the lady worker and whistled at her.<br />The store owner who was this woman’s husband was upset with this comment.<br />Told Emmett to leave the store.<br />Later that night, Emmett was trespassing<br />
  6. 6. How this incident was Viewed by Whites<br />During these days, African Americans were not even supposed to look at white women.<br />For Emmett to make a comment and whistle at this white woman was a huge deal<br />The comment and whistle were seen as more than disrespectful<br />Whites saw the husband and the woman as right and had every right to be upset.<br />
  7. 7. How the Incident was Viewed by African Americans<br />African Americans did not believe that Emmett had made this remark to the woman.<br />They saw him as a young boy who just caused some mischief every once and awhile<br />Believed the couple had no reason to be upset with what the boy had supposedly done. <br />
  8. 8. The Story According to Text<br />Stories printed in text now, say that it is unclear if Emmett did or did not make a comment and whistle to the white woman.<br />Printed text does say that there was a misunderstanding and that in the long run, Emmett paid greatly for it.<br />
  9. 9. Emmett’s Death<br />Emmett’s death was horrid in the time period it took place in and in today’s society.<br />He was beat and shot by two white men, one man being the husband of the woman from the store and the other being his half brother.<br />Once they had done this they tied a rope with a weight around his body and threw him in the river.<br />
  10. 10. The Court Case<br />The jury was all white<br />The judge was all white<br />Rare for a case of white men lynching an African American to even be brought to trial<br />The two white men, where acquitted of all charges and set free.<br />
  11. 11. The White Men After the Case<br />They were set free with no restrictions put in place and not even a slap on the wrist.<br />Immune to any further prosecution <br />The two men sold the actual true story of what happened to Emmett to the news for money<br />This story was how they brutally killed Emmett and could not be re-tried for this case.<br />
  12. 12. The African American’s View of the Case<br />What was done to Emmett and his family was seen as unfair<br />African Americans realized how much of a real accomplishment it was just to get these two men to trial<br />African Americans saw this as an opening for them in the Civil Rights Movement.<br />
  13. 13. The White’s View of the Case<br />The whites saw these men as some sort of hero to their race.<br />Felt they had accomplished something to push back the Civil Rights Movement.<br />The whites believed these men should have never even seen the inside of a court room. <br />
  14. 14. Emmett’s Mother<br />
  15. 15. Emmett’s Mother<br />Emmett’s Mother decided she wanted to let the world know what happened to her son.<br />So, to accomplish this she held an open casket funeral for Emmett.<br />There was not anyone who was not invited.<br />She wanted everyone to see him so she could show people what a gruesome death was put upon her child. <br />
  16. 16. How the Case Affected the Civil Rights Movement<br />This case brought the generation of this time to make a social change.<br />Emmett’s death helped get the Civil Rights Movement off the ground and brought it to a new level.<br />Emmett’s story was used by many activists to show people what was wrong with the way society was.<br />
  17. 17. Emmett’s Story Today<br />Emmett’s story does not stop in 1955<br />50 years after the case, police reopened Emmett’s death.<br />The FBI re-examined Emmett’s body <br />In 2006 the FBI decided that there would not be any charges brought.<br />When Emmett’s Mother died in 2003 she was still holding out hope for her son’s case to be re-opened.<br />After Emmett’s body was exhumed, Emmett’s Mother published a book titled,Death of Innocence: The story of a hate crime that Changed America.<br />Emmett’s headstone has been vandalized many times throughout the years.<br />
  18. 18. Work Cited<br />Picture of Emmett Till’s Mother <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/4194826329/<br />Picture of Emmett Till<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/11304375@N07/2534273093/?reg=1&src=share<br />The History of Jim Crow<br />http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/resources/lessonplans/hs_es_emmett_till.htm<br />Answers.com Reference Answers<br />http://www.answers.com/topic/emmett-till q<br />Facing History and ourselves<br />http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/units/a-pivotal-moment-civil-rights-move?_kk=emmett%20till&_kt=60234d61-d597-4980-8193-ede6f2b39e71&gclid=CP-JtO7IrqcCFcfe4AodEysnVg<br />

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