In 1955, Emmett Till was 14-years-old when he was accused of acting inappropriately towards a white woman. The accusation led to Till’s brutal murder, where his body was horribly mutilated and left in the Tallahatchie River. His mother, Mamie Till, had an open casket funeral in hopes that it would inspire a change.
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In recent news, the woman who accused Emmett Till recently confessed that she exaggerated parts of her story.