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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 1716
|Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 11:47 am: |
Her son's death certainly motivated Mamie Till. She was a young divorcee, just getting by, working at a dead-end job when Emmitt was killed. But she enrolled in college, got a degree, became a school teacher, a playwrite, a civil rights activist and a mother figure was was loved and revered by Chicago's black community. She died last year in her middle 80s. She did re-marry but never had any more childlren, I think after bcoming deeply religious, she said that she forgave Emmitt's killers.
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