Archive | Louis Till

Who was Emmett Till? Author Devery Anderson provides a case study

Stories From Mississippi – Emmett Till’s background detailed in book by Devery Anderson. Along the Mississippi River “When eighteen year-old Mamie Carthan met Louis Till, a young man three months her junior, and nine inches taller, she was impressed by his sophistication and confidence. Born in Missouri and orphaned, Louis had just recently moved to […]

Death of Emmett Till’s Father; True Story Told by John Edgar Wideman, Author

Ring given to Emmett Till, belonged to his father, Louis Till. (Photo, The Chicago Project). Photo of John Edgar Wideman (Minnesota Public Radio). Louis Till, drafted in World War II, was convicted of raping two women and killing a third. He was executed by the Army, which originally told Till’s wife, Mamie, only that he […]