Emmitt Till

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Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi at the age of 14 after allegedly flirting with a white woman.

The woman's husband and his brother were later acquitted of the murder. Years later, the woman confessed that she had lied about Till's conduct.[1]

Bob Dylan later wrote a folk song about the case.[2]


  1. "Woman at center of Emmett Till case tells author she fabricated testimony", The Guardian, January 27, 2017. Retrieved on January 27, 2017. 
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npzYWD7YtYU