Privilege. Race. Prejudice. Murder.
What led to the death of Emmett Till in 1955? Why were his torturers released and declared not-guilty? What happened to the characters after the trial, and what is the legacy of Emmett Till’s death 60 years later? Students in Mrs. Kel Catterton’s 8th Grade ELA classes seek to answer these questions in a series of essays spanning the years surrounding the brutal murder to today’s civil rights movement.