MURDER OF EMMIT TILL
Emmit Till was an African American boy who was murdered at the very young age of 14. He was murdered for supposedly flirting with a white woman working in a store. A few days later, the store owner and his broher-in-law went into the home Emmit was staying in and took him away. They beat him severely and gauged one of his eyes out. After they wrapped his body with barbed wire and threw him in a river.This tragic, and unnecessary event shows the extent that whites would go to to punish blacks for "inappropriate" encounters with whites.