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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

A very nice tribute to Emmit Till over at

An excerpt from This is what American terrorism looks like: The mangled face of a young African-American boy named Emmit Till (a before and after picture of Emmit is shown). The author said - The images of Emmit Till have haunted me for years. The story began innocently enough: In 1955, Till traveled from Chicago to Mississippi to spend the summer with relatives. His mother, Mamie Till Mobley, was reportedly apprehensive about letting her outgoing son spend the summer in Jim Crow Mississippi. Her worst fears were confirmed. A very nice tribute to Emmit Till, a young boy who died because he was born black...

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