The Murder of Emmett Till

On July 25,1955, Emmett Till a fourteen year old African-American teenager was kidnapped and brutally murdered by two white men who tortured him, beat him, gouged out one of his eye’s, tore his entire jaw from his face, split his head in half with an ax, cut off his penis, shot him in the head several times and mutilated his entire body for two days in a barn until he finally died. The wife of one of the men said she could hear the color boy screaming all night until after a couple of days it stopped. They then took his lifeless body and tied a 70-pound cotton gin fan around his neck with barbwire, so his body will not submerge from the river. The two men, Bryant and Milam were both acquitted of Till’s kidnapping and murder just like Mark Zimmerman was found not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder. Where is the justice for our black teenage boys of color? This goes to show hatred and racism is still alive today as it was yesterday.

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About Colishia S. Benjamin

As an inspirational writer, Colishia S. Benjamin takes pride in sharing her beliefs and her thoughts by inspiring the world one day at a time. Colishia S. Benjamin has been in the healthcare field for fifteen years as a CNA1/Hab Tech. She has been writing for years. Her enthusiasm for writing poetry and short stories has enabled her to further her career as a writer by going back to school as a full time student at Full Sail University, one of the top five film schools in the US. She has published two poems in 2011??A Silly School Girl Crush,? appearing in From a Window: Harmony (Eber & Wein Publishing); and ?Taboo,? appearing in Stars in Our Hearts. She has released her first book called Poetry of Life which is for sale online everywhere books are sold worldwide. Colishia is in the process of working on her second book project which will soon be release in 2015. Benjamin is also looking forward to producing in the fall of 2016.

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