Emmit Till was like any other ordinary boy. He lived in Chicago in 1955 with his mother. But this summer he was going to visit his Uncle Mose who lived down south. Down south and Chicago were totally different. First of all, you couldn’t go to a school with someone that wasn’t your color, you couldn’t go to any bathroom you wanted, and couldn’t eat where you wanted. In other words, it was segregated. Now, let me get back to my story. I can’t wait till go I down south. I wonder what it will be like.
said, Emmit. I think you’ll like it, but stay out of trouble ya hear. said Emmit’s mom. Ok. said, Emmit. The next day Emmit arrived. He met up with his Uncle Mose and went straight to his Uncle’s house. So how old are you now? said Uncle Mose. Fourteen. said, Emmit. So, yah like fried chicken? said Uncle Mose. Yeah said, Emmit. Good cause that’s what we having for dinner said uncle Mose So they had dinner and Emmit went to bed. The next day Emmit went outside to go meet some new friends, but he took his junior high school graduation picture with him.
A few minutes later he met two boys named Tony and Stacey. Emmit said, Look at my class picture. Tony said, Why are there white people in your class? Emmit said I don’t know. Why don’t you? Stacey said They aren’t allowed in our school. Tony said, Since you hang around white people so much, I dare you to go talk to that white lady in that store. Emmit said, Ok. So Emmit went to the candy store and bought candy. He paid for it and before he left he said, Bye baby. to a white woman in the store and then her husband came running after him, but Emmit was too fast and he ran all the way home.
That night Uncle Mose asked Emmit, What did you do today? Who me?,said Emmit Yes you. said, Uncle Mose. Oh Ummm, well Ummm, I made some new friends, said Emmit. Why are you so nervous? said Uncle Mose. Why ya say that Uncle Mose? asked Emmit. Well, ya stuttering. said Uncle Mose. Is that why well I’m cold and I’m shivering? said, Emmit. Cold in Alabama? You must be sick or something because I’m sweating, said Uncle Mose. Well, I’m tired so I’m going to bed. said, Emmit. Ok, see yah in the morning. said Uncle Mose. But Uncle Mose didn’t know that Emmit was going to be kidnapped that night. In the middle of the night, two men came and kidnapped Emmit.
They drove him to the Tallahatchie River. First, they beat him up with a bat, and then they got 75 lbs bag of cotton gin, tied it around his ankle with barbed wire, and threw him in the river Afterward they had a trial about the Emmit Till case. Those two men were found innocent. Emmit’s family had two other trials and they were still found innocent. The reason why those two men were found innocent was that it was the 1950s and it was segregated and the trial had an all-white jury.