Mamie Till Research Paper

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Imagine your only child being killed for just for talking, flirting, or even whistling at a person who is the opposite race as you are. Well that’s exactly what happen a women name Mamie till. Her only son Emmett till was killed for just whistling at a white woman. Mamie was so anger and hurt that she exposes Emmett tills body for the whole world to see what racism lead to. Exposing Emmett tills body change on how America views on racism. An African American women name Mamie till had her only child murder for just whistling at a white woman. Her only child name Emmett Louis till was born in 1941 in July twenty five in Chicago cook county hospital. Mamie till was married to a men name Louis till. They were only eighteen years old when they got marry. When Emmett till was about one year old when his parents separated. Emmett till never knew his father. His father was a private soldier in the United States army during World War two. Three days later Mamie received a letter saying that Louis till had been executed for “willful misconduct”. Mamie till was given Louis ring with his initial L.T. As a single mother Mamie work for hours for the air force as a clerk. Since Mamie worked more than twelve hours Emmett till will have done the cooking, cleaning, and even the laundry. Emmett till was a funny, responsible, and a high spirited child. Emmett till attend at an all-black school called McCosh. His mother will always tell Emmett till to take care of himself because of his race. One day Emmett till great uncle Moses Wright had come from all the way from Mississippi to visit his family from Chicago. When his great uncle had to go he was planning on taking Emmett tills cousins with him. Later on Emmett till found out that his great uncle... ... middle of paper ... ...pression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together”.

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