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Emmett Till Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 5, 2020

Short Biography

Emmett Till was born on 25-07-1941 in Chicago in the state of Illinois, United States. He was an African-American Author & Writer.

Other Name: Emmett Louis Till
Other Professions: Writer

Emmett Till Complete Bio & Career

Born on 25 July 1941, Emmett Louis Till was lynched after he offended a white woman. He received his education from James Mccosh Elementary School. Due to a lack of opportunity and unequal treatment, he with his family shifted to the north. Black people lived there as sharecroppers. There was widespread racism against blacks. He was industrious by nature and was the center of attraction among his peers. He was an icon of the civil rights movement.
It was said that Till flirted with the white woman at the grocery store. Bryant accused Till of making physical advances towards her. At that time, it was not allowed for African-American men to talk to the white woman. But what actually happened at the store is still not clear. People differ in the incident. James said that Till was having one photograph and in the photograph, he referred to the white girl as his girlfriend. He further said that some boys challenged Till to speak to Bryant. But his cousin, Simeon Wright presented a different version of the incident. He stated that Till did not possess any photograph and no one dared him to speak to Bryant. He asserted that Till whistled at her by way of fun.
The incident became so serious and became the talk of the town. The matter reached the court. When Bryant’s husband came to know about the incident, he became agitated and decided to beat Till. They started looking out for him and founded him. Till confessed before them that he talked to Bryant. Later on, they killed Till and after some time passed, admitted also.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Emmett Till died on 28-08-1955 in Money, Mississippi in the U.S. He was the victim of lynching.

DEATHDAY 28 August,1955 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Money, Leflore, Mississippi

Emmett Till Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Mamie Carthan Till and Mobley Louis Till.

Father Louis Till
Mother Mamie Till

Life's Important Dates Of Emmett Till

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chicago, U.S
Nationality British
Address United States
School Mccosh Elementary School
College N/A
Qualification Graduate
Marital Status Unmarried
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White, Black
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Shirt-Pant
Favorite Accessories Caps

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Emmett Till

  • He contracted polio at the age of 6.
  • He was the victim of racism and was murdered for talking to a white woman.

Emmett Till Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Emmett Till was 14 years 1 month & 3 days old age.