Aug. 27, 2019

August 28, 1955 "The Murder Of Emmitt Till" Timothy Tyson's Book The Blood Of Emmitt Till

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project
The Blood Of Emmitt Till
Chapter 18 Killing Emmitt Till

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud reads chapter 18 The Murder Till from Timothy Tyson's epic book The Blood Of Emmitt Till on the 64th anniversary of Emmitt Till's murder in Mississippi. Emmitt Till was tortured, maimed, then clod bloodily for supposedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Listen closely as I read Tyson words describing​ how these white savages took Emmitt Till's life. So descriptive, graphic and terrible was the beating it was truly hard for me to read this chapter today.

“The black novelist Chester Himes wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Post the day he heard the news of Milam’s and Bryant’s acquittals: “The real horror comes when your dead brain must face the fact that we as a nation don’t want it to stop. If we wanted to, we would.”

Chester Himes