President Joe Biden will sign a proclamation on Tuesday declaring three sites in Illinois and Mississippi as a national monument to the late Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. The move comes as states across the country are restricting what students will accurately learn about Black history in schools.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, the Emmett Till accuser who set in motion the circumstances that led to his torture and murder has died. Twitter is shedding no tears while noting that her death is anything but justice.
Ye aka Kanye West made a shocking post on Instagram where he compared the backlash he received to the lynching of Emmett Till. In the post made on Sunday, he posted the photo of Till's disfigured face with the caption containing a rant and plea to Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and his brother, former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
An unpublished memoir from Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who falsely accused 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, has surfaced. The discovery coincided with the discovery of an unserved warrant for kidnapping, naming Donham in it along with her late husband and brother-in-law.
The family of Emmett Till along with investigators discovered a 1955 arrest warrant for the white woman who accused the teen.
The tragically short life of Emmett Till became a tipping point for the Civil Rights Movement, and his enduring legacy serves as a reminder not much as changed in America. However, the nation will recognize the church that held his funeral will be listed as one of the Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States.
Just 14 at the time, Till's chilling death and stirring open-casket images are stark reminders of how far we have and haven't come.
The story of Emmett Till is one we’ve detailed at length here on Hip-Hop Wired in times past and the shocking details of the teenager’s murder still inspire waves of anger and sadness. Becoming a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement, Till’s name lives on and will continue to do so by way of a […]
Jay-Z and Will Smith will team up once again in the name black excellence. The duo will be bringing one of the most important stories of the civil rights era to prime time television.
A trio of white students from the University of Mississippi has been suspended by their fraternity after a photo of them standing in front of an Emmett Till sign struck by bullets armed with guns. The Kappa Alpha fraternity caught wind of the MAGA photo op and the students could face possible civil rights violation […]
Jesse Williams has a reputation of being one of the wokest actors in the game, but Black Twitter gathered like a swarm of bees after he made a huge gaffe. In promoting a film about the tragic death of Emmett Till that he’s set to direct, Williams posted an image of Mamie Till, Till’s mother, […]
Under the best of circumstances, Emmett Till could very well be alive today if not for his chilling beating and murder at the age of 14 in 1955. The Mississippi murder case was a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and the Justice Department is moving to reopen the investigation.