On August 28th, 1955, Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old boy, was kidnapped from his bed, dragged across Mississippi, brutally tortured, and lynched. His body was then dumped in the Tallahatchie River, mutilated. Nine days later, his mother, Mamie Till, would bury him following an open casket funeral that would shake a nation.
However, despite the brutality of the crime, the murders Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam were acquitted by an all-white jury in the south of Money, Mississippi. Carolyn Bryant, the woman who incited the kidnapping and lynching of Emmett would not even face trial. She was never even served with the filed arrest warrant.
Youth Never Let Up Coalition, led by Generation Z leaders representing multiple organizations from across the Nation such as: The NAACP, National Action Network, Warriors in the Garden, Next Gen Come Up, Minnesota Teen Activists, and Protect Us will convene for a mass mobilization of intergenerational peoples demanding for #JusticeforEmmettTill. On the 67th anniversary of the death of Emmett Till, the nation will be reminded that Black Lives Matter in a mass march beginning at Times Square New York.
THE NATION’S LEADING YOUTH ACTIVISTS DEMAND JUSTICE FOR EMMETT TILL AND THE PROPER CONVICTION OF CAROLYN BRYANT
WHAT: Protest and press conference demanding Justice for Emmett Till.
WHEN: August 28th, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. EST
WHERE: Times Square New York (red steps)