THE TRUTH IS BLACK HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT A TOOL TO EDUCATE THE YOUTH
BUT RATHER A TOOL TO FUEL THE INDUSTRIAL PRISON COMPLEX, AS A MATTER OF FACT
NO COLLEGE PREP FOR BLACKS
INSTEAD PRISON PREP
TO SYSTEMATICALLY CONTROL THE FATE, MISEDUCATE
THE SEEMINGLY HATED, STILL NOT FULLY AMERICAN
ONLY SEMI LIBERATED
TO BE EASILY GENTRIFIED!
SOUNDCLOUD : SPOKEN POETRY.
-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND?!
POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Emmett Louis Till was born on July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Mamie Carthan and Louis Till. In the late summer of 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, he allegedly made the unfortunate mistake of being an African-American male and flirting with a 21 year old white woman (Carolyn Bryant ) while on vacation in the segregated south.
ROY ON THE LEFT, J.W. ON THE RIGHT.
A few nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J.W. Milam broke into the house of Till’s uncle and kidnapped the teenage boy.
A few days later Till’s body was recovered from the Tallahatchie river, shot and mutilated.
Till’s body was returned to Chicago, where his mother insisted on giving him a public funeral and an open casket to show the brutality of his lynching.
On September 1955, both Bryant and Milan were acquitted of the kidnapping and death of Emmett Till.
Bryant and Milam would publicly admit to the kidnapping and brutal murder of Till in Look Magazine, but because of the double Jeopardy law, they could not be recharged for the crime.
HIS LEGACY :
MYRLIE EVERS, the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers stated:
“Somehow [Till’s death and trial] struck a spark of indignation that ignited protests around the world… It was the murder of this 14-year-old out-of-state visitor that touched off a world-wide clamor and cast the glare of a world spotlight on Mississippi’s racism.”
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