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emmett till v neck


 Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he had his fateful encounter with then-20-year-old Carolyn Bryant in the summer of 1955. Accounts from that day differ, but witnesses alleged Emmett whistled at the woman at the market she owned with her husband. Four days later, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam later took Emmett from his bed in the middle of the night, and beat him before shooting him in the head and tossing his body into the Tallahatchie River. They were both acquitted of murder by an all-White jury following a trial in which Carolyn Bryant testified that Emmett grabbed and verbally threatened her. The jury deliberated for barely an hour. The men later admitted to the killing in a 1956 interview with Look magazine. Carolyn Bryant testified in 1955 that Emmett grabbed her hand and waist, and propositioned her, saying he had been with “White women before.” But years later, when professor Timothy Tyson raised that trial testimony in a 2008 interview she told him, “That part’s not true.” 

• Made of 100% combed and ringspun cotton
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side seams
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Machine wash delicate cycle
• 100% combed ring-spun cotton