I remember well when domestic terrorism first affected my life. It was when I first heard about the murder of Emmett Till. Till was a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago who was murdered in Money, Miss., in 1955* after being accused of flirting with a white woman. His eye was gouged out, and he was shot in the head and thrown into the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan tied to his body. The two white men accused of the crime were acquitted. According to my family, their entire Kansas City neighborhood was under a cloud of gloom for months because of the murder.
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