Bob Dylan's Song "Death of Emmett Till" Michael Cheong

This is the album for "Emmet Till"
The lyric concludes that Emmett Till was murdered for no reason and the jury freed the men who killed Emmett. This song describes that Emmett Till was killed brutally because of segregation, because he is black.
Dylan first sang the song for a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) benefit in February 1962 and the song appears on the 2010 album.
This is a small part of the song and it says that this event was one of the main causes for the American Civil Rights, and Ku Klux Klan.
He used a lot of figurative language in his lyrics such as simile, metaphor, personification, and imagery.
Because his lyrics were like a poem, he earned a literature nobel prize in 2016.
On the left, his name is Bryant and on the right, his name is Milam. Emmett Till was hanging around with Bryant's wife and he whistled at her. Then, Bryant kidnapped Emmett and lynched him.
When Bryant and Milam kidnapped him, they shot him several times and sank his body in this Tallahatchie River. Three days later, his body was discovered and retrieved from the river.

When Emmett's body was brought to his mother, she held an open funeral with a visible coffin, so the world can see what they had done to her child. He died when he was 14 years old.

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