African-American racism victim
Emmett Till Rank
Emmett Till Rank
About Emmett Till
Emmett Till was an African-American racism victim. He was found dead at the age of 14 in Mississippi.
His Murder Story
He talked to a white woman, who had a small grocery store in Mississippi. Some nights later, her husband and his brother went to Till's great-uncle's house and they asked for him. They took him away, they beat him, they gouged out one of his eyes and they shot him in the head. 3 days later, his body was retrieved from the Mississippi river. His murder was a pivotal event, motivating the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
On September 23, 1955, the all-white jury acquitted both males after a 67-minute deliberation. One juror said: "If we hadn't stopped to drink pop, it wouldn't have taken that long".
Emmett Till's Popularity
Emmett Till was a famous African-American racism victim, who was born on July 25, 1941. As a person born on this date, Emmett Till is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (July 25) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1941).
People born on July 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Emmett Till is the 68th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Emmett Till's birthday, Emmett Till is the 1st most famous African-American and ranks 12th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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