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Black History Month 2016, Emmett Till

February 10, 2016

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/emmett-till


Questions -
1. Who were the two men who kidnapped and killed Emmett Till and why weren't they convicted?

2. Explain why Emmett Till's murder was so important to history?

3. Why do you think that this event is known as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement?


101 Comments

1) J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant. They were not convicted because everyone felt that Till's murder was not worthy of punishment. The racist, all-white jury claimed that they did not find the men guilty despite all of the information in front of them.

2) Emmett Till's murder was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. He inspired amazing activists such as MLK and Rosa Parks. Outside of this, he inspired black Americans everywhere.

3) Because Emmett Till was what kept many activists going. Rosa Parks and many other people could think of Till's cruel murder and it kept them going. Without Emmett Till, America wouldn't have been so inspired to work for civil rights.

 Kamryn L.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam, there was an all white jury and the two men were white

2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3. A young male was murdered for his race

 Talayia J.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The two men who had killed and kidnapped Emmett Till were Bryant's husband Roy and his half brother J.W. Milam they weren't convicted because they was an all white jury and the two men were white

2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3. A young male was murdered for his race

 Ja'Naisia Young   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant, J.W miliam they were not convicted because it was an all white jury and the two men were white.

2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3. A yung male was murdered for his race.

 Ashanti Patterson 6th grade   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, There was an all white jury and the two men were white

2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3. A young male was murdered for his race

 Xiana Pettis   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant, J.W Milam, there was an all white jury and the two men were white

2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3. A young male murdered for his race

 Summer McCallister   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy and J.W Milam. They didn't get convicted because there was a all white jury and the two men were white.
2.It motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)
3.A young man was murdered for his race

 Kalise Gregory   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant's, and J.W ,Millam, because they were all white jury and the two men were white.

2. It motivated people to stand up for justice (Civil rights)

3. A young male for being black

 Ian DeAssuncao   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Till was whistling, So, Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother kidnapped tortured him then till was shot in the head, But they weren't convicted because of the all white jury (with no females)

2. The murder of Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement because this made people want to stand up and fight back to the injustice

3. A young male was murdered for his race, And not for whistling

 Cort Sommer   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant's J.W Milam, there was an all white jury and the two men were white


2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)


3. A young male was murdered for his race

 Martell Webster   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant,Roy, and his half brother JW ,there was an all wight jury and the two men were white

2. It motivated people to stand up for( justice civil rights)

3. A young male was murdered for his race

 Dezarae Burton   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy Bryant and his half bother J.W. milam because he was white and the jury was all white

2. It motived people to stand up for justice (civil rights) and he was so young

3. A male was being murdered for his race at a young age

 Ineh Erewele   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.) Roy Brian, and his half brother J.W. Milan kidnapped and tortured Till, there was an all white jury and the two men were white.

2.) When Till died his mother let Till's body be shown to the public so that leads to the walks and protests for rights of the African-American children to keep this incident from happening again from the opposite race. Also it motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights).

3.) A young male was murdered for his race.

 Nina Tabin   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Because the jury was white and they were white. roy bryant and jw milam
2.It motivated people to stand up to justice (civil right).
3.A young male was murdered for being black.

 Joshua Huddlestun   Wed, February 10, 2016

Bryant's husband Roy and his half brother J.W Milam kidnapped and tortured him then shot him in the head
The murder is so important because just because he was black he was killed and it is also so important because it was all white people in the jury and they let it slide.
It is know of a spark of civil rights movement because they white murders got away and the white jury agreed.

1. Roy Bryant and JW Milam, there was an all white jury and the two men were white
2. Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)
3. A young male was murdered for he race

 Kenzie Curtis   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy Bryant's husband and half brother Jill they were white and so was the whole jury

2.Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3.They keep attacking black people and they want that to stop it's one thing to kill adults cause of their race
but now children

 Fadil   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.roy braynt and Wmilam there was an a lll white jury and the two men
2.because his death motivated people to stand up for justice (cival right)
3. a young male was murded for his race

 Latrell A.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.) Roy Bryant and JW Milam, there was an all white jury and the two men were white.

2.) Motivated people to stand up for justice (civil rights)

3.) A young male was murdered for his race.

 Dominic Anthony W.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1: Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, Therewas an al white jury and the two men were white

2: It was important because motivated people to stand up for justice (Civil rights)

3: A young male was murdered for being black

 Nolan Kulavic   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and William "J.W." Milam were the killers of Emmett Till. They weren't convicted for kidnapping or murdering because they were white citizens of Mississippi. During that time there was no rights for blacks in Mississippi in 1955.
2. Emmett Till's murder was so important because it changed how America dealt with racist violence. Emmett's murder also sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
3. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. After refusing to give up she says "I thought of Emmett Till and I just couldn't go back." She was arrested and charged. This sparked a 381 days of protest which was later called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This important event lead to the Civil Rights Movement.

 James Robinson   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and And J.W Milam, jury refused to because the men where white.

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. killing a young African American male for his race and whistling.

 Sammy Caseres   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and JW Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Brock Wilkins   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W Millam, jury refused to because the men were white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice.

3. Killing a young African American male for his race., this sparked outraged among many communities.

-Dyvoncia Stewart

 Dyvoncia S.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect people's rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Charlie Roberts   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam they wernt convicted because the grand jury refused to indict the men
2. Motovation to protect peoples rights to help bring attention to the prejudice
3. Killing for a young man for whistling and for being African

 Arthur Carey   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W Milan. The open court was only open to white males and did not charge the 2 killers because they were white. The jury refused to accuse the men.

2. His mom insisted on having a open casket. this involves people that were racist. It motivated people to stop the racism.

3.Killing a young african american male for his race. This sparked outrage among many countries.

 Jaylen Newman   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, jury refused to because the men where white.

2. Motivation to protect people rights, help bring attention to the prejudice.

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Preston Gibson   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant's husband and his half brother J.W r murdered a man because of a whistle

2. an all white jury of all males

3. motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attentions to the prejudice

4. killing a african american boy

 Michael Adamson   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3.killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Andrew Moore   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.roy bryant/.half brother j.w milam ,jury refused to because the men where white.

2.motavation to protect people right help bring attention to the prejudice

3. killing a young african american male for his race,this spark outrage among many communities

 onahsty davis waddy   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy and his half brother J.W. Milam,the jury refused to because the men where white.

2.Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice.

3.Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities.
4.

 Courtlan Banks   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy Bryant and J.W Milan,jury refused to because the men where white

2.Motivation to protect peoples rights,help bring attention to the prejudice

3.Killing a young African American male for his race,this sparked outrage among many communities

 Denaysha Jackson   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Seth Yarrington   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant , J.W Milam , Jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect people right , help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young Male for race

 D'Ovion Trumbo   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant And JW Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect people rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 John Perez   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W Milam, kidnapped Emmett and shot him, jury refused to because of racism.

2. Motivation to protect people's rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young African-American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Anthony Fairconnetue   Wed, February 10, 2016

*Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam , jury refuse to because the men where white.

* Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice.

*Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Linnie C.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant , J.W Milam , Jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect people right , help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young Male for race

 D'Ovion Trumbo   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, Jury refused to because the men were white.

2. motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice.

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities .

 Callista B.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and half brother J.W. Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to prejudice

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Kevin Zheng   Wed, February 10, 2016

1 Roy Bryant J.W Millam , jury refused to send withe men to jail

2 Motivation to protect peoples right help bring attention to the prejudice

3 killing for a young male for his race this sparked outrage

 Noah Peacock   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect peoples rights, help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young African American male for his race, this sparked outrage among many communities

 Brendan Urban   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant , J.W Milam , Jury refused to because the men where white

2. Motivation to protect people right , help bring attention to the prejudice

3. Killing a young Male for race

 D'Ovion Trumbo   Wed, February 10, 2016

1) Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam kidnapped and killed Emmett Till. They weren't convicted because they had an all white jury so they were bias towards the two men.
2) Emmett Till's murder was so important to history because at the time other kids were influenced by his death and it sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
3) This event is known as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because at his funeral there was an open casket were thousands of people saw him and saw what the two men had done to him. African Americans, as well as some whites knew this wasn't right, so they all had an even better reason to protest for Civil Rights.

 Steven B.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Carole's Half brother and husband. They weren't convicted because the all white jury though that they were right to do it.
2. Because it was the start of the civil rights movement
3. Because it showed that some whites had no respect for blacks and would punish them for the smallest things

 Alec Breneman   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milan were the 2 men, but they were acquitted by a all-white jury. After they admitted to the murder, they had already been put on trial and couldn't be put on trial again after they were acquitted.
2. It was the first time that a murder like this for being African American came into the spotlight, and showed people what was happening in the South to African Americans.
3. Kids in 1955 that were 14 and 15 identified with Emmet Till, and in the 1960s, they were 18 and 19 and motivated in civil rights.

 Sam P.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam were the one's who kidnapped and killed Emmett Till. They weren't convicted because they were White
2. It started the Civil Rights Movement
3. It is known as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because the murderers weren't even convicted for what they did

 Lauren F.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband, Roy and his half brother J.W. Milam. They were not convicted because they wouldn't admit to killing him to an all white jury. Then months later they admitted but they could not be tried again.
2. Because many people identified with Emmett Till because they were the same age as him and they were motivated by their identification with him.
3. Because this incident "sparked" or started the Civil Rights Movement because many people were now seeing how inhumane these people were being treated.

 Jordan Mesecher   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy and his half/ brother J.W. Milam and they didn't get convicted because they thought that Emmett was tricking them.
2. It was so important in history because it really started the civil right movement when the blacks are starting to fight back.
3. I think that because every body started to get mad at them because you just don't do that. I think that the people that were working was just not happy the way that Emmett was acting and that where it all started.

 Benjamin H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant & J.W. Milman kidnapped and killed Emmett Till. They were convicted because a grand jury refused to indicate either man with kidnapping charges.
2. Because they were the same age as Emmett Till
3. Because Emmett Till got shot on his way to the market, and it was because of the color of his skin

 Robionne W   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The two were Roy Brant and his half-brother J.W. Milam, they weren't convicted because the all-white jury didn't accuse them guilty, but then they admitted to it, but couldn't be tried again.
2. He was a 14-year-old who was shot and killed because of social interaction.
3. Again, he was shot and killed for social interaction, but his killers didn't get prosecuted, even after they admitted to it, and his face was mutilated

 Mateo F.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy Brian and J.W. Millam they weren't convicted because even though everyone else said that they did it the jury didn't believe him and he confessed in a article of Emmett Till.

Emmett Till's Murder was Important to history because it galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.

I think that the event is known as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because it shocked of how Emmett was killed and that he was mutilated and killed, found on the bottom of the river. Some think it was geniside where whites killed blacks for no reason.

 Brahm George   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam weren't convicted because they were white and the judge was white
2. It was so important because it was a brutal murder caused by racism and it helped the creation of the civil rights movement
3. It was known to spark it because of brutal it was and the fact that Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam murdered someone because of their race and they got away with it

 Gianni Meneghetti   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's brother, Roy and his half-brother J.W Milam killed Emmett Till. They were not convicted because the first time they were in trial, they pleaded not guilty. But when they admitted to killing Till, they already acquitted of the crime, they couldn't be tried again.
2. Because Emmett Till was only 13 or 14 we he was killed.
3. Because students can identify with Emmett because they were the same age as Emmett.

 Lilly Wright   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam weren't convicted because they were already acquitted for the crime.
2. Because they identified with Emmett Till because of his age.
3. Because Till was a child and because his body was so mutilated.

 Aunna B.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W Milian, they weren't convicted because of the all white jury that was racist

2. He was the same age as lots of other young black americans so they grew up and to be activist. They were impacted the most by the death

3. Because the kids his age grew up to fight for black rights because they saw a little kid get murdered because he was black

 Logan K.   Wed, February 10, 2016

The two men who kidnapped and killed emmett Till were Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam. They weren't convicted because since there was an all- white jury, then they thought that the crime wasn't wrong. Emmett's murder was important to history because, since at that time there were boys his age when he got murdered, and they were seventeen or eighteen during the civil rights movement, it encouraged others to speak up more because they could have a better connection.Thats also why it was known as the sark of the Civil Rights movement.

 Ja'Kayla Young   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and his half-brother, J.W. Milam. They were not convicted because the jury was all white and they refused to do it.
2. His murder was important because of how unjust it was, it helped start the civil rights movement.
3. I think it's because he was only 14 and the killers never got punished, it was so unfair.

 Sarah M.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam
2. People saw the racism and how Emmett was killed just because of his race.
3. Everyone saw his body and knew that it wasn't just, even if they were against african-americans they knew they had to do something about it.

 Kelly Nichelson   Wed, February 10, 2016

1) The two men were Roy (Bryant's husband),and J.W. Milam

2) This is because his murder galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement

3) I think this is because it was one story that got everyone on their tippytoes about how life really was back then.

 Beriah H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam kidnapped and killed Emmett Till. They weren't convicted because they were white. It is so important to history because a young black boy was murdered for whistling at a white woman. This event is known of a Cilvil Rights Movement because a black young boy was brutally beaten, kidnapped, and murdered by 2 white people.

 Leah Newman   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The two men who kidnapped and killed Emmett Till were: Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W Milam, they weren't convicted because the people who judged them were whit men and they let them go.

2. Emmett Till's murder was important to history because it sparked the Civil Rights movement.

3. The event is know to spark the Civil Rights Movement because it "opened the eyes" of the Americans and helped them see the racial hatred in their country and sparked other Africans like Rosa Parks.

 Emily Y.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam were the people who kidnapped and killed Emmet Till
2. Emmet Till's murder is important because it shows that a fourteen year-old boy can be tortured for going into a market for bubblegum.
3. I think it is called the spark because every started to realize that they are doing wrong and started to change their minds.

 Hannah Motley   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's Husban Roy and his half-brother J.W Milan kidnapped and tortured Till.They weren't convicted because they we're white men and Emmett Till was African American.
2. Emmett Till's murder was so important to history because, most kids can relate to him because they are around him age.It is also important because, The men who killed him weren't convicted and this was a clasy kind of murder across the south.
3. I think that this event is know as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because,Most 13-14 year olds can relate to him because they are around the same age.

 Lillian Lehman   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The storeowner's husband Roy and Roy's half brother J.W. Milam
2. His death was important to history because kids were connected to it because they were his age
3. I think it's the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because white people had all these rights, that was unfair to the black people. If a black person was to say something wrong, a white person would have the right to kill them, the rights were far from equal with the whites and blacks.

 Evelyn H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy and J.W Milam kidnapped and tortured Emmett Till and then shot him in the head, they weren't convicted because they weren't pressed with kidnapping charges. Emmett Till's murder was important in black history month because he was still a kid when he was murdered and he was murdered for flirting with a white cashier, they thought it was wrong because Emmett Till was black. I think this event is a spark for the Civil Rights movement because a black person was killed for doing something with a white person and this made people think that blacks are not people and people wanted to show that blacks and whites are equal.

 Kaleb Rogers   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy and his half brother J.W Milam kidnapped and Killed Emmett Till they also tortured him.

2. Yes it was important because kids were impressed that they have the same age as them and got killed when he gas a kid.

3. People were motivate by the indemnification by Emmett Till.

 Reinel P.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W Milam were not convicted because they did not admit to it until months later but by that time they had already been acquitted so they could not be tried again
2. this was important because if these men where black then they would have no doubt gone to jail but these two men were not
3. I think this was known in the civil rights movement because it was a black teen whistling at a white woman and the must of thought that that this boy was going to cause harm to the woman just because of his skin color

 Larissa B.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy Bryant and J.W. Millian were his killers, and his murder was important because people related to him, because they were the same age. It shocked the generation of activists into movement, which started the Civil Rights Movement.

 Isabella S.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam

2. no one had been brought to justice for killing emmett till

3.they were motivated by the identification of Emmett Till

 Philip Jr P.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam

Because Emmett was only 14 years old

I think this event is a spark of the Civil Rights Movement because Emmett was only 14 years old and was murdered because he was african american and also because he whistled at a white woman. Just because he whistled at a white woman he was kidnapped, mutilated, killed, and then dumped in a river. People realized this was wrong and knew they needed to do something about it, and thus sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

 Justess L.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy Bryant and J.W. milam were the guys that tortured and ended up shooting Emmett. A grand jury later refused to indict either man for kidnapping charges because of there color. Emmett Till's murder was very important and still is important in our history today because it was such a sad tragedy for an African American child to get tortured and to be killed by an American. Emmett Till did not deserve to die or to be tortured. No child deserves to die because of there race.

 Emily Powers   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half brother J.W Millam
2. because he was only 14 and white people killed him for being black
3. because emmett till was so young people started releasing that it was wrong

 Gabriel warren   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W Milam, kidnapped and tortured Till, then shot him in the head. They weren't convicted because an all-white jury acquitted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milan of murder, A grand jury later refused to indict either man form kidnapping charges. They also weren't convicted because after the death months later.

2. Emmett Till brought lot's of energy and the people were highly motivated because of him and his identification. He brought joy and happiness to others making them feel good about themselves.

3. I think this even is know spark of the Civil Rights Movement because it's about a black who went out to get something but not only that, being tortured and then shot in the head. Rasism is basically on of the main keys due to this situation.

 Jasmine Tyler   Wed, February 10, 2016

1 Roy Bryant's and J W Milam
2 Because they could relate to him all he was killed for was flirting with a white cashier.
3 Because the men killed Emmett Till's for the smallest reason and since their was a white jury they got to walk free also the people where angry at how they disfigured his body and face and then admitted to doing the crime but couldn't be tried again.

 John W.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.) Roy Bryant and J.W Milam because t was a all white people judge
2.)Well I think that it was so down in history is because he died at such a young age
3.)Because it was 2 white guys killing a black 14 year old for whitleing at a white cashier in the store

 Zakar Simmons   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam
2. he was only 14 and was just trying to buy a pack of gum then he was not only tourterd but murderd
3. Because he was an african american killed just because of a whistle

 Terrill C.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Byrant's husband and his half brother J.W Milam. They weren't convicted because it was the jury acquitted them of the crime and they couldn't be tried again
2.It was important to history because it let everyone see that the men who killed him were guilty and it helped people his age be motivated to stand up because they identified with Emmett Till.
3.Because a year later segregation of public schools ended and 100 days after his murder Rosa Parks started the boycott of buses.

 Alexandra H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Bryant's husband and his half brother were the two men who captured and murdered Till. A grand jury refused to indict either man for kidnapping charges. Months later the two men admitted to killing Till but had been already acquitted of the crime and could not be tried again. Till's death proved that the white people would kill black people just for the most simplest things. Till's death helped launch the civil rights movement.

 Olivia Hamer   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam they weren't convicted because they did want to say they were guilty of kidnapping

2.Because he was the same age as us and he had to go though that

3.because he made an impact on the world

 Gianna   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant & J.W Milam, they were white and becsue they went to an all white jury
2. It was important because Emmett was only 14 and because segregation was supposed to be over
3. Because its teaching kids that people did that horrific stuff

 Cydney Williams   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The two men who kidnapped and killed Emmett Till were Roy Bryant and J.W Milam, they weren't convinced because they didn't admit to it right away.

2. Emmett Tills murder was so important in history because he was just so young and there were other kids his age afraid for their life.

3. I think that this event is known as the spark of Civil Rights Movement because it was so may people to support and it was very sad because he was just a child

 Brianna   Wed, February 10, 2016

The two men were Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam they were accused of murder by an all white people but they were not convicted of kidnapping. Because all he did was whistle and then he got killed for it. Because a black boy was killed for whistling at a white women he was a child just like me and they gouged his eyes out and beat him and then shot him in the head no kid deserved that especially just because he was black imagine if that was a white kid.

 Jaedyn Hughes   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. ROY BRYENT AND J.W. MILAM
2. because it is known as the spark of the civil rights movement
3. Because Emmett had whistled at a white woman and was killed for it wich isn't fair

 MARYANNE G.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.) Roy and J.W Milam kidnapped and killed Emmet Till. They weren't convicted because they were the same age as Emmett Till.
2.) It was so important to history because his murder galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.
3.) Because Emmett Till was my age, getting his education as I am and he was killed. And also, he talked to everyone and he was very special.

 Brehshaunti H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Bryant +J.W Milan kidnapped and killed Emmett Till. They weren't convicted because they had already been acquitted so they couldn't be tried again.
2.Emmet Till's murder was so important because Emmett was around 14, and was so easy to relate to.
3.I think it is known as a spark because he got unfairly treated and killed and there was not even proof he whistled at a lady,and the jury didn't even get the killers in prison.

 Tyler S.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam kidnapped and killed Emmet Till but didn't get convicted because they did not admit to doing it until later on. 2. Because he was killed for no reason. He was just a young boy and murdered. His childhood had been taken away. 3. It's known as a spark to the Civil Rights Movement because Emmett Till was killed simply because he was black. He never did anything wrong to be kidnapped and killed.

 Skylar H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant were not convicted because there was a all white jury.

2. The Emmett Till murder trial brought to light the brutality of Jim Crow segregation in the South and was an early impetus of the African American civil rights movement.

3.Emmett Till's murder was a spark in the upsurge of activism and resistance that became known as the civil rights movement.

 Jayden Pettis   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant, J.W. Milan
2. It was the first case of White men killing a Black man, and everyone wanted to be envolved
3. It sparked the civil rights movement because it was the first case of this happening and some didn't wan't to be envolved and some did

 Tyler Knoles   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. The two men Roy Bryant and J.W. Milliam killed Emmett Till, and they weren't convicted because the jury was full of white people.
2. Teenagers around Emmett Till's age felt a connection with Emmett and when they became 18 or 19 years old they could rebel and made people lean towards removing segregation laws.
3. 13 year old was killed just because he had a different colored skin. This would really open the eyes of anyone who was in that time period, persuading them to make a change.

 Paul H.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. roy and J.W. milton and they weren't convicted because no one was put to justice for killing an African american
2. because there were people his age who can relate to him at his age
3. because the people thought it was outrages to kill a black for whistling at a wight

 Aiden B.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1.Roy and J.W. Milam, Nobody was ever brought to justice for killing people, during that time none was convicted
2. The image of Emmet Tills death launched the civil rights movement
3. The terms of Emmet Tills friends motivated by the identification of Emmet Till, sparked the civil rights movement

 Adeline S.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Roy and J.W. Milam
it was so important because the judge also insisted on not giving the two men charges for kidnapping because they were white
I think it sparked it because the two white men killed him just for whistling at the store owner

 Caleb Albert   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Bryant's husband and J.W Miliam. They weren't convicted because a grand jury refused to indict them for kidnapping charges.

2. Emmet Till's murder was important because he was killed just for whistling at a white women.

3. This event is known as the spark of the Civil Rights Movement because everyone deserves a right of speech, or to do something as simple as whistle.

 Madisen J.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1) J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant, two white men from Mississippi who were acquitted in the 1955 kidnapping and murder of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American teenager from Chicago
2) Because students thaat study him can relate to him because they are most likely his age whe he was murdered
3) Emmett's Tills death received international attention and is widely credited with sparking of the civil rights movement

 Damian Heard   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy and J.W. Milam, weren't convicted because there was an all white jury and because after they admitted to it they couldn't be tried again because the case was already acquitted with it.

2. Because people started was very shocked of the age of Emmett and it had woke a lot of people up around his age division.


3. Because people had learned that it didn't matter whether you were messing with or bothering a white person or what age you are, people were still cruel and evil.

 Raven P.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam they wren't convicted because they are white
2. it fueled the civil rights movement
3. because the people his age then would be the ones to start the civil rights movement

 Lucas R.   Wed, February 10, 2016

The two men that kidnapped Emmett Till were Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam, and they were not convicted because back then it was a trial. Emmett Till's murder was important because he was a young man and a grand jury refused to indicate kidnapping charges on Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam. I think that this event is known as the "Spark of the Civil Rights Movement" because he was killed for no reason.

 Kylee P.   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam because it was a drought and nobody was getting convicted
2.Because they accused him of arrassing a white girl so they killed him
3. Because he showed how people just accused people by the color of their skin

 D'sean Hubbard   Wed, February 10, 2016

1. Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam. they were not convicted for the murder because they had an all white jury.
2. Kids and adults were motivated by the identification with Emmett Till.
3. because he was so brutally beaten, distorted and young.

 Destiny M.   Wed, February 10, 2016

Two white men kidnapped him. Byrtants husband, Roy, and his half -brother , J.W. Milam. The two men didn't get convoked because beck then their was segregation. It is important because he got killed because he was black and he whistled at a white woman. That is racist. I think it was called the spark of the civil rights movement because he was the most petties think to kills one one over and it took 3 men to kill him.🙏🙇

 Taryn Gragg   Wed, February 10, 2016