I was the only white kid there. Marie Therese McDermott Lana Turner Martha Huie Rev. Keep learning and educating yourself, this website is great for that. His death has impacted the movement of equality for african americans. Maybe we should find somewhere else to continue this conversation, we're getting away form the topic at hand, and it makes a hell of a lot of reading for Vlatko, witch is not really necessary. Wheeler Parker: Nobody talked to anybody. Were there no Blacks, then they would have projected onto others in their greater community; catholics, liberals, conservatives, gays, anything that made a group stand out.
Film Description In August 1955, a 14-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Wheeler Parker: It was like a nightmare. At a church on the South Side of Chicago, Emmett Till's mutilated body would be on display for all to see. People became vocal who had never vocalized before. Milam, and one other white man with Emmett Till early that Sunday morning, and had heard the sounds of a beating coming from Milam's shed. He was just 13 just a few weeks before we went down there. The jury foreman said the deciding factor was the states' failure to prove the identity of the body pulled from a river near Sumner Mississippi.
Paul- from a mixed raced point of view ive seen both sides of the coin. It is sick and disgusting. It turns out that no 2 human beings are more than about a 50th cousins. Think about that on a global scale. Simultaneously you will hear from thought leaders, and celebrities of this present time as they weigh in on how their world view has been impacted by racial barriers from 1955 Till Now.
Black bitching about if your not black enough or too much of a lighter shade. In 1940, Mamie married soldier Louis Till, and one year later, their son, Emmett, was born. Shortly after, he was taken out of his bed in the night by two white men: Bryant's husband, Roy, and his friend, J. In the struggle to abolish slavery a mix of humanity worked to that end as well. Mamie Till Mobley, Mother: I saw a hole, which I presumed, was a bullet hole and I could look through that hole and see daylight on the other side.
Marvel at the beauty of luminous black skin, sky blue eyes, or lustrous Asian hair. What about the Muslim wars and conquest of Spain, or the Pagan Viking raids on Northern Europe etc!? We put him back in the truck. When really he just wasn't taught to respect or help others. We were just all good friends. White Man: Well sir, I'll tell ya' right now, if he gets justice they'll turn him a loose.
When he reached Chicago, he was hospitalized with a nervous breakdown. It is, in the end, all you need. When Mamie Till asked him to open it up, Rayner refused. There are some really insightful comments on this thread and some really dumb ones too. You know how hard they are to burn? Christianity is the only one, is the true one, the most powerful one, the richest one, the best protect one by God.
You got them all thinking Lucy, I understand you, you are saying black and white do not mix, Eh gal? Simple yet riveting, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till articulates the madness of racism in the South of the 1950s. Just the other night I was watching a doc in here, about Rwanda. Emmett, her only child, was four years old. I have friends of many different ethnicities and I've seen racism rear it's ugly head from every ethnicity under the rainbow. The lynching that followed was so gruesome that a media circus surrounded the trial--and what stunned the nation was not only the crime, but the blithe unconcern the citizens of a small Mississippi town felt toward the brutal murder of a black teenager.
You people are the antichrist incarnate. Combining archival photos and footage with deeply felt interviews, this documentary tells the harrowing story of what happened when a mischievous 14 year old black boy from Chicago, visiting his relatives in Mississippi, whistled at a white woman in the street. The boys wore polyester pants, crepe soled shoes. The Church Had the ultimate power over everything and everyone, like Kings for instance. And when you go to Mississippi, you're living by an entirely different set of rules.