Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley
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Emmett Till's cousin describes his final moments

A cousin of Emmett Till has spoken to the BBC about the moment Emmett was snatched from the room they shared, and was violently killed.

Simeon Wright, Executive Director of the Mamie Till Mobley Foundation, told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night, "He came into my bedroom... and ordered me to lay back down and go back to sleep and made Emmett get up and put his clothes on.

"He marched him out of my bedroom then they took him out and beat him, tortured him then shot him in the head."

  • 23 Jul 2013
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