Emmett Still…

Blitz the Ambassador– Emmett Still

Today is the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Sadly, it is also the 56th anniversary of the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi and 56 years later, it still resonates. On June 26th in Jackson, Mississippi, a group of white teens purposely drove to a predominantly black area of town to “go fuck with some niggers” and the first person they found was 49-year-old James Craig Anderson near his car in a parking lot. Deryl Dedmon, Jr. led the group in severely beating and taunting Anderson with racial slurs. After they returned to their vehicles, Anderson struggled to walk away to get help and Dedmon proceeded in running Anderson over with his Ford, killing him instantly. Fortunately, all of this was caught on tape and now Dedmon is charged with murder. It is not shocking but it is sad to think that to this day, people still have that much hatred towards a person, especially someone they have never met, only because of the person’s physical appearance.

Bob Dylan- Emmett Till

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