|Emmett Till, an African American, was murdered in
Mississippi in 1955. He was only fourteen years old at the time.
Till had bade farewell to a white woman and had called her
"baby." The woman's husband later tracked him down, and he was
killed by the husband and his friends. Despite evidence, the two
who had been killers were acquitted. This injustice created a great
deal of anger among blacks, and it moved many to become involved in
the Civil Rights Movement.