Emmett Till, Age 14, Abducted and Murdered

Moments In Civil Rights History

On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted and murdered. A Chicago resident, Till traveled to Money, Mississippi to visit with relatives. A few days into his visit, he went to a story with friends to buy candy, and allegedly acted “familiar” with the female storekeeper. A few days later, the woman’s husband and half-brother abducted Till, tortured and murdered him.