Emmett Till

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Emmett Till

Important historical figures in Civil Rights Movement

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I. Important People and Brown vs. Board of Education Outline of Current Lecture II. Emmett Till III. George Lee IV. MLK V. Rosa Parks Current Lecture I. Emmett Till  Mamie Bradley (mom)  14 year old boy who was brutally murdered for saying “bye baby” to a white woman in a store  Killing was very brutal and Emmett was unrecognizable from the violence  Brought nationwide shock  Mississippi was the worst state for this type of violence  Mose Right o Pointed out who murdered his nephew (Emmett) in court II. George Lee  Made effort to vote in Mississippi  Tried to organize others to stand up and vote  Someone shot him with a shotgun III. MLK  Pastor in Dexter Avenue Baptist Church  Black elite of Atlanta o Moorehouse College (Middle Class) o Mom graduated from Spellman College o MLK graduated college at age of 16  Crozer Seminary o MLK got degree here  Boston University These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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