The Murder Of Emmett Till

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Because if we in America have reached the point in our desperate culture where we must murder children, no matter what reason or what color, we don’t deserve to survive and probably won’t. ?• Timothy B. Tyson.

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The Emmett Till death situation changed a lot of lives in 1955 till this day. There has been many situations where African-American kids or young men have been killed for small things. The cause of all this is lynching and de facto segregation. A few effects are major. Forces people to acknowledge at racism when his mother had an open casket of him, helped black community unite as a black people, and has powerful influence on the world today.

By law it was illegal to have an open casket ,but his mom was determined to have it. One of the reasons they didn’t want her to open the casket was because of the stench, because of the smell.  She said it herself, she wanted to world to see what those men had done to her son because no one would have believed it if they didn’t the picture or didn’t see the casket. No one would have believed it. When they saw what happened, this motivated a lot of people that were standing, what we call “on the fence,” against racism. It encouraged them to get in the fight and do something about it. Many say that that was the beginning of the civil rights era. We as African-Americans or black people were already fighting for equality ,yet this helped bring together the whole nation. Including whites,

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