Archive | violence

Emmett Till’s Mother; Good Model For Connecticut Mothers of Shooting Victims

Emmett Till, killed in 1955 I have to think of the poor mothers and fathers of the children killed in Connecticut’s school shootings two weeks ago. What a sad holiday it is for all of us, but especially for these families. I hope and pray that at least one of the mothers will show the […]

DOJ Sentences Misssour Woman – Vandalism, Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 18, 2012 Missouri Woman Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home A Missouri woman was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for her role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, […]

From the Land of Emmett Till, and Beyond: Violence Has No Place in Our Society

Subject: Tell Sarah Palin: Violent threats have consequences Dear Friend, Violence had no place in Mississippi when young Emmett Till was murdered and it has no role in our society today. Our hearts are heavy for the victims of the tragedy in Arizona. We must put a stop to the escalating hate rhetoric of the […]

Washington Post Reporter Mourns Over Funeral of Slain Black Child in Washington, D.C.

In 1955, after 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and brutally murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi, Mamie Till Mobley had her son’s casket left open at his memorial service. She did this not just to remind the murderers what they had done; it was to remind the world, to remind a growing, interlocked network of […]