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14 Year old Boy KILLED for whistling at a white woman : The story of Emmett Till
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14 Year old Boy KILLED for whistling at a white woman : The story of Emmett Till

Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy who was lynched in 1955. He was accused for whistling at a white woman at a local store, which led him being abducted by the wife's husband and his friend, where he was tortured, mutilated, hung up in a barn and finally shot to death.Emmett TillTill was born and raised in Chicago. During summer vacation in August 1955, he was visiting relatives in Mississippi. He spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, a white married proprietor of a small store there. Although what happened at the store is a matter of dispute, Till was accused of flirting with Bryant.During the murder trial, Bryant said that Till grabbed her hand and said, "How about a date, baby?" She said that after she freed herself, he followed her to the cash register, grabbed her waist and...