Who was Emmett Till?

Emmett Louis Till was an African-American 14-year-old from Chicago, Illinois who was murdered after reportedly flirting with a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till was an African-American boy who was murdered at the age of 14 by two white men after supposedly flirting with the wife of one of the men in Money, Mississippi. After his gruesome beating, where one of his eyes was gouged out, his mother insisted on his funeral being open casket to show the world the injustices that were being faced by African-Americans all over the country.