‘Loved Ones’ is a continuous collaborative series with Tampa based Baker, Dawn of Alevri Life. We are actively choosing to honor the birthdays of black and brown people that we have loss due to the senseless injustices in America.
Emmett Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at a white woman. Till’s brief interaction with this woman violated the conduct for a black male interacting with a white woman in the Jim Crow South. Several nights after the store incident, the woman’s husband and his half-brother went armed to Till’s great-uncle’s house and abducted the boy. They took him away, beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
July 25th, 2018
Emmett Till would have been 77 years old today.