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2 THE DEATH OF EMMETT TILL The Spark that Ignited the US Civil Rights Movement. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker 2013

3 FOLKS, LISTEN TO THIS STORY, IT'S ONE THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW OF A NEGRO BOY OF FOURTEEN NAMED EMMETT TILL, Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

4 FROM CHICAGO TO MISSISSIPPI, TO SEE HIS UNCLE MOSE, BUT WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

5 EMMETT TILL, EMMETT TILL, HIS NAME WILL BE A LEGEND WE ALL KNOW, TALLAHATCHIE, MISSISSIPPI, TO SEE HIS UNCLE MOSE, BUT WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

6 WHEN YOUNGER HE HAD POLIO, HIS MOTHER'S ONLY CHILD, SHE LOVED HIM AS ANY MOTHER WOULD Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

7 HIS DADDY WORE THE KHAKI, FOUGHT BRAVELY FOR UNCLE SAM, THAT HIS SON MIGHT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE THAT HE SHOULD. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

8 A FEW DAYS IN TALLAHATCHIE, EMMETT WITH HIS LITTLE PALS, TO MONEY, MISSISSIPPI, GROCERY STORE TO BUY, THEY BOUGHT BUBBLE GUM AND CANDY FROM THE WOMAN AT THE STORE, AS THEY TURNED TO LEAVE LITTLE EMMETT SAID: "GOODBYE!" Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

9 HIS LITTLE PALS SAID TO HIM: "WHAT YOU MEAN, SAYING GOODBYE, TO THE WOMAN IN MONEY GROCERY STORE?" THEY SAID: "SHE IS GOOD LOOKING," EMMETT SAID: "(WHISTLES), YOU'RE RIGHT," AND THAT REMARK COST EMMETT TILL HIS LIFE Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

10 EMMETT TILL, EMMETT TILL, HIS NAME WILL BE A LEGEND WE ALL KNOW, TALLAHATCHIE, MISSISSIPPI, TO SEE HIS UNCLE MOSE, BE WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

11 BUT WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

12 ‘TWAS ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, THEY SAY ABOUT 2 AM TWO BAD MEN CAME AND KNOCKED ON MOSE'S DOOR, THEY SAID TO UNCLE MOSE: "WE'VE COME TO TAKE THE BOY. HE WHISTLED AT THAT WOMAN, AND HE MUST GO." Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

13 HE WAS TAKEN TO A STABLE, BEAT AND SHOT RIGHT THROUGH THE HEAD, ALL ONE COULD HEAR WERE BLOWS AND EMMETT'S CRIES, LAST WORDS WERE: "MAMA, SAVE ME, HAVE MERCY ON ME, LORD," THE BLOWS STILL FELL, BUT LITTLE EMMETT HAD DIED. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

14 EMMETT TILL, EMMETT TILL, HIS NAME WILL BE A LEGEND WE ALL KNOW, TALLAHATCHIE, MISSISSIPPI, TO SEE HIS UNCLE MOSE, BE WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

15 WEIGHTS WERE PLACED UPON HIS BODY, IN THE RIVER THEY DID FLING, BELIEVIN’ THAT FIENDISH CRIME THEY'D HIDE, Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

16 BUT IN TIME THE BODY CAME AFLOAT, STILL WEARING DADDY'S RING. RING AND FEET UNCLE MOSE IDENTIFIED. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

17 THE TWO MEN WENT TO TRIAL, SAT AND GRINNED AND SMOKED AND CHEWED, AS THE FEARFUL WITNESSES ALL DID TESTIFY, Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

18 JURY'S OUT SIXTY-FIVE MINUTES, RETURNED VERDICT IN HAND, "NOT GUILTY," WAS THEIR PROMPT REPLY Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

19 EMMETT TILL, EMMETT TILL, HIS NAME WILL BE A LEGEND WE ALL KNOW, TALLAHATCHIE, MISSISSIPPI, TO SEE HIS UNCLE MOSE, BE WE WON'T SEE LITTLE EMMETT ANYMORE. Catherine Ackerman-Bunker

20 REFERENCES Music : “The Death of Emmett Till, parts 1 & 2” Performed by the Ramparts Recorded 1955 Written by A.C. Bilbrew Music : “The Death of Emmett Till, parts 1 & 2” Performed by the Ramparts Recorded 1955 Written by A.C. Bilbrew Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: Photographs: restore-bryant.html Photographs: restore-bryant.htmlhttp://room210civilrights.blogspot.com/2008/08/movement-underway-to- restore-bryant.htmlhttp://room210civilrights.blogspot.com/2008/08/movement-underway-to- restore-bryant.html Catherine Ackerman-Bunker


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