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When and where did the murder of Emmett Till take place? How old was Emmett at the time of his death?
Money, Mississippi. Taken on August 25, Found dead August, years old
What was life like in Chicago compared to the south?
more laid back. The segregation wasn’t as extreme. Blacks had many more opportunities and much more freedom. Well-paying jobs churches, newspapers, and businesses Racial violence was relatively rare. The quality of life--housing, education, employment, entertainment, and social opportunities--was significantly better for Blacks and whites in Chicago’s than it was in Southern cities (Crowe 27).
What was Emmett’s life like in Chicago? What was his relationship with his mother like?
“Elementary School, an all-black-school, and lived in a segregated neighborhood-- his life in Chicago was a good one” (Crowe 28). Was not well educated or aware of how bad things were in the south. (pg. 28). Had a great relationship with his mom, and he worked hard to please her.
According to pgs , what were some of the things that Emmett may have enjoyed during his life? (Ex: TV shows, music, books, sports teams etc.).
sports - he highly favored the Chicago White Sox (MLB). TV. BooksMusic
What caused Emmett Till’s murder? Name important places, people, and events that took place that started and led to his death.
Emmett’s friend’s decided to skip out on church headed over to “Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market” Emmett was bragging about how he has “been with white women” before and his friends dared him to go into the store and ask Carolyn Bryant out on a date. He went and asked “how about a date baby?” Her husband was out of town and by the time he returned, she decided she wasn’t going to tell him but he ended up hearing through talk from the rest of town. Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam went and tracked Emmett down at his Uncle Mose’s house and took him away. That was the last anyone ever saw of him. 3 days later they found his body in the Tallahatchie River.
Name the two people who were responsible for Emmett’s death. Did they have any help? If so, who?
Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. They had help from two unnamed black men.
What are the Jim Crow Laws
They legalized segregation between blacks and whites. Jim Crow laws mandated the segregation of public schools, public places and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants and drinking fountains for whites and blacks.
Define the following words Acquitted: Lynch:
a. Acquitted: to free from a criminal charge. To find not guilty. b. Lynch: to kill someone for an alleged crime, typically by hanging
Were the men found innocent or guilty? What led to this decision?
Guilty- they had an all-white jury. Lawyers used various tactics
What was the name of the speech, later made into a book, that Judge Tom P. Brady wrote and what was it about?
Black Monday: Segregation or Amalgamation...America Has Its Choice. “Brady unknowingly foreshadowed the Emmett Till case 13 months before it happened” (Crowe 31).
How did Emmett’s killers gain sympathy in court?
They brought their sons to court with them.
What was the key evidence used to identify Emmett’s dead body? What was its significance?
“a silver ring with the inscription May 25, 1943, L.T. Mose Wright recognized it as the ring of Louis Till, Emmett’s father, a ring that Emmett had worn” (Crowe 64).
List the reasons why people would consider Emmett’s trial unfair today.
They had an all-white jury, the jury did not take long to deliberate, which implies that they already had their minds made up before the trial even ended.
Who found Emmett’s body and where did they find it (be specific)? What was his body like when they found it?
Fisherman found his body in the Tallahatchie River. It was brutally beaten and unrecognizable. It was bloated from being under the water for so long.
What is polio? How did it affect Emmett?
An infectious viral disease “A speech defect that often caused him to stutter was the only lasting effect of the sometimes fatal disease” (Crowe 39).
Who told Roy Bryant about what Emmett Till did?
He heard from people in the town
What’s ironic about the name of the town Money, MS?
It was the poorest city in the state.
What did Mose Wright do that was so significant in history?
He was the first African American to testify against a white person.
Which magazine was the first to publish the gruesome image of Emmett?
Jet magazine was the first to publish the picture of Emmett. (pg. 18)
Which major franchise (that is EXTREMELY popular today) had its grand opening in Chicago during April of 1955?
Where was Emmett’s father during all of this commotion?
he was killed in World War II when Emmett was only 5 months old.
When Emmett is taken, what does his mother, Mrs. Bradley, do after she hears about the news? (pg. 63)
Makes her bed and calls every newspaper ultimately forcing the sheriff to make arrests for kidnapping
Which story do Milam and Bryant stick to until they are acquitted?
They kidnapped him but did not kill him
Why did Mrs. Bradley request an open-casket viewing? What effect did this have in the media
She wanted the people to see what they did to her boy. More intense print and photo coverage
Before trial proceedings started, how did whites in Money, MS feel about the two men? (pg. 71)
They were horrified, the men were not liked in community, many felt they overstepped their white authority
Explain why the white citizens in Money, MS felt that their Southern culture was in danger.
On edge because of Brown v. Board of education, on the defensive, hostile reaction from country wanted to preserve way of life
What was the defense team’s strategy in court? (pg )
Provide jury members with an easy out, Make sure they couldn’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, rebuild the image of the two men, spread rumor that Emmett Till was alive
Describe what happened during Mamie Till Bradley’s testimony. (pg )
mourning death while trying to punish killers, poised and clear-headed, fashionably dressed, air of confidence, answers direct and to the point, using good English and speaking in audible tone. Disputed her ability to identify the body - how can she recognize disfigured corpse?
Describe what happened during Willie Reed’s testimony. (pg )
young 18 year old boy, and he was intimidated by the white people. The defense lawyers continually objected and then tried to create doubt Then they tried to weaken his credibility by trying to prove he was too far away.
What does the Sheriff say after Milam and Bryant are acquitted? What is the importance of his comment?
If the people who are sending him threatening letters come down to MS, the same thing will happen to them that happened to Emmett.
Explain “Black Friday” in context to the book
Black Friday was named after southern racism won the battle in the Emmett Till case
Describe what civil rights activist did after the trial.
They used the momentum from the case to cultivate support. Rallies
Describe how Rosa Parks was connected to the movement.
She was horrified and inspired by Emmett’s murder. She did not plan to initiate a bus boycott, but weariness from a lifetime of discrimination made her determined not to surrender her seat.
Explain the debacle that happened with Look magazine.
Finances became tight, and Milam and Bryant had difficulties with their businesses. Because of desperation and arrogance, the two brother decided to sell their story to a reporter for the magazine. They described why and how they murdered Emmett Till.
What happened to Bryant and Milam financially and personally after the trial?
Finances were tight. lived their lives in shame and anonymity. Their wives divorced them, and they never regained their reputation or livelihoods in MS. Both men remained unrepentant to the ends of their lives. Even though the murder caused them problems they did not regret killing Emmett.
What did Mamie Till Bradley do for the rest of her life?
She continued to travel the country giving lectures about her son and the civil rights movement completed her teaching degree and became an elementary school teacher she was never able to return to the kind of life she had enjoyed before her son’s death.
Your Name My Name Class Assignment Due Date
Sam Roberts Parmar 9 th Lit/Comp 12 December 2014
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Man vs. man
A character struggles with another character.
Ex: Emmett Till vs. Milam & Bryant Rainsford vs. Zaroff
Man vs. self
The character’s struggle takes place in his or her own mind.
Ex: Rainsfords vs. fear and running away or being strong and fighting GAWM: Emmett Till vs. the idea of flirting with Mrs. Bryant
Man vs. nature
A character struggles with a force of nature.
Ex: Rainsford vs. Ocean (dealing with waves) Rainsford vs. Quicksand
Man vs. society
A character or a group of characters that fight against the society in which they live.
Ex: Emmett Till thinking there’s absolutely nothing wrong with flirting with Mrs. Bryant.
a persuasive device that appeals to credibility or character
Ex: Celebrities use this and it works for them
A persuasive device that appeals to emotion.
Ex: sad dog/puppy commercial
A persuasive device that appeals to logic or reason.
Ex: Doctors approve this message
comparison using like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things.
Ex: Her hair is as soft as silk
Comparison for two unlike things without using like or as.
Descriptive detail, ability to make image appear in mind based off of words author writes.
Ex: Squirming puppies
a perfect example of a type or group. A framework NOT a sterotype
Ex: The good wife Hero Villain
the downfall that results from a weakness within the character
Achilles heel Odysseus is curious
The long journey in which a main character is tested through stages and receives a treasure as his reward
a long narrative poem on a great and serious subject that is centered on the actions of a heroic figure.
the central character in a literary work around whom the main conflict revolves.
Odysseus, Emmett Till, Rainsford
a person or force in society or nature that opposes the central character.
Milam & Bryant, Poseidon, General Z
introduces the characters, background and setting
events that lead to the climax
emotional high point; turning point of the story
events that lead the resolution of the conflict
the end of the conflict
a reference in a work of literature to a character, place or situation from another work of literature.
Who is the protagonist and antagonist of the Most Dangerous Game?
Rainsford & General Zaroff
What is the setting of The Most Dangerous Game?
An unknown island in the Caribbean, called Ship-Trap Island. The events happen sometime in the 1920s
How does Whitney foreshadow some of the events in the story?
He tells Rainsford of the superstitions about it being an evil place. He also mentions that maybe the hunted (animals) have feelings.
What does General Zaroff want in a game to hunt?
Courage, cunning, and the ability to reason.
How does General Zaroff find game for his island?
Either they are accidently shipwrecked or he uses fake channel markers and makes the ships wreck in to the reefs
Rainsford is on a boat on his way to a hunt in Rio. We find out that he is an expert hunter. Then he falls off the boat, and swims to Ship- Trap Island.
Rainsford meets General Zaroff and finds out that the General is bored with traditional hunting and has started trapping sailors and hunting them. Rainsford refuses to help him, so the General starts to hunt Rainsford. Rainsford sets several traps for the General, and ends up killing the General’s dog and Ivan. Then he dives into the sea.
Rainsford shows up in the General’s bedroom. Rainsford does not want to just give up and win the game.
The General and Rainsford fight.
Rainsford sleeps in the General’s bed. We infer that the General lost and was fed to the dogs.