Thanks for the calls, prayers and recognition of the sense of defeat that this news brings. Justice was not served today!
As our cousin Simeon Wright was quoted as saying...
''J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant died with Emmett Till's blood on their hands. And it looks like everyone else who was involved is going to do the same. They had a chance to come clean. They will die with Emmett Till's blood on their hands.''
Unless justice is served...... America's system of justice also shares with having Emmett's Blood on their hands too! We have placed the value of a child's/young man's life at ZERO which translates to many of our policies that protect (not) , insure ( not) , educate ( not) , incarcerate ( increasingly) and continue to "lynch" our youth today... What a legacy to leave!
We want to know what America/ the world/ young people think about this.
If you have any thoughts...please share.
Our disappointment can only last for a moment. The work of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation members, The Emmett Till Foundation, concerned family members, legistators, community leaders, activists, historians, educators, clergy and faith based communities is now more important than ever!
Emmett's voice is ringing out now, louder than ever. We have much to do. We hope to use this challenge to "flip the script" and motivate more to join in "Creating a Legacy of Hope" for all of us!