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Watch 60 Minutes Rewind: The Murder of Emmett Till Video

Watch 60 Minutes Rewind: The Murder of Emmett Till Video

“Emmett Till would have been 79 years old today. His story rocked the nation, sparking rage and solemn.

“14-year-old Emmett Till, was visiting family in Money, Mississippi, when he was brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier.

“On August 24, while standing with his cousins and some friends outside a country store in Money, Emmett allegedly bragged that his girlfriend back home was white.

“Emmett’s African-American companions, disbelieving him, dared Emmett to ask the white woman sitting behind the store counter for a date.

“He went inside, bought some candy, and on the way out was heard saying, “Bye, baby” to the woman.”

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