Remembering the Death of Emmett Till
Erma Bridgewater of Champaign, Illinois remembers how Emmett TIll's death affected her. Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till was an African American boy from Chicago, Illinois, who was murdered at the age of 14 in Money, Mississippi, a small town in the state's Delta region, after reportedly whistling at a white woman. The murder of Emmett Till was noted as one of the leading events that motivated the American Civil Rights Movement. The main suspects were acquitted, but later admitted to the murder.