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Images Exposing America’s Racism: The Murder Of Emmett Till (Video)

1955. Your parents and/or grandparents REMEMBER this. The killing of Emmett Till happened not even ONE full lifetime ago. Anybody wanting to tell you that revisiting such a ‘distant past’ is divisive, that you should just ‘move on’… well you should. They would have been the same people who would have believed Emmett was ‘flirting’ and that his death was his fault or just a fact of life. The fact is that the loss of Emmett’s life was a TRAGEDY. That a movement found life and strength provides some solace but in no way lessens our sadness and mourning.

Anyone telling you to move on is right. Do it. Move on… AWAY FROM THEM! Anyone telling you that to keep bringing up race, protest or even talk frankly about race-motivated violence against Black Americans that is going on in the same lifetime as the murder of Emmett Till is ‘divisive’… Move on. But remember who they are.

“The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment for everyone.”
Donald Trump

So, The President, a Black American (whose citizenship Trump consistently contested, remember?), even talking about what has happened to Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Walter L. Scott, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner or others divides us and makes for a dangerous environment? Hmmm… okay… Glad the cameras caught that tidbit in the midst of your nomination acceptance speech.

Yeah. I heard you RNC. I heard you, Donald Trump. And I am moving on!

But back to the video above: Watch. Grieve. Get focused. Get motivated. Get moving. Get more informed. And never forget Emmett Till!




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The Untold Story Of Emmett Louis Till (Trailer)

Of course, since Black History is truly World History, every month should allow for some study of Black History. Here in the United States, however, we have designated the month of February as Black History month each year.

(Check out the KRS-ONE lecture posted on here for why February was chosen. Powerful!)

Before Black History month is over, you should take every opportunity remember African Americans’ contributions and accomplishments, triumphs and troubles, success and sacrifices. Sacrifices… far too many Black people have made the ultimate sacrifice, losing lives at the hands of vile violent racists. The trailer above is for “The Untold Story Of Emmett Louis Till,” whose long-unpunished race-motivated murder has been acknowledged as the spark that lit the fire known as the American Civil Rights movement. Such a tragic story; but one we must NEVER forget!

Watch above.

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Emmett Till Documentary (Video)

Additional parts to this documentary are after the jump….

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