Profession: Murder Victim
Why Famous: An African-American boy Emmett was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.
- 1955-08-21 Emmett Till arrives in Money, Mississippi, a week before he is murdered
- 1955-08-28 Chicago black teenager Emmett Till is kidnapped, beaten and shot dead by white men in Money, Mississippi. His killers are eventually acquitted, but the case helps ignite the US civil rights movement.
- 1955-09-23 All white jury finds Roy Brant and John William Milam not guilty of the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Sumner, Mississippi, in landmark case that would help inspire civil rights movement in the US