A Part of the Movement: How Emmett Till’s Murder Affected the Civil Rights Movement Essay

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A Part of the Movement: How Emmett Till’s Murder Affected the Civil Rights Movement Cyrece Scroggins ENG1270EOL54: English Comp II Professor Christine Hansen 11 February 2014 Outline THESIS: In the mid-1900s, African Americans tried many times to decrease racism and segregation, but the murder of a young teenage boy, Emmett Till, added fuel to an already started flame of the Civil Rights Movement. The Emmett Till misfortune is an event that will always be remembered in the African American society; not only because Till was black, but because it gave people a large boost in confidence to stand up for what they believe in and move toward living better lives by creating more opportunities for future generations. I. The Civil Rights a. What civil rights are b. How the civil rights movement began II. Emmett Till c. Who Emmett Till is d. Where Emmett Till is from e. Emmett Till’s health condition(s) III. The Murder f. Events leading up to the murder g. The actual murder IV. The Trial h. Events that happened during the trial i. The final verdict j. The sentencing V. Effect of murder k. The effects on Till’s mother l. More civil rights actions m. Different laws VI. Today’s changes because of murder n. Till and MLK statues o. Buildings p. How racism and segregation have improved Conclusion A Part of the Movement: How Emmett Till’s Murder Affected the Civil Rights Movement A nice, safe and happy life is what every African American wants to live. Not everyone is able to live a luxurious life the way they want. Oftentimes, in earlier society, they did not feel like they were human like everyone else in society. They were faced with hatred because the color of their skin was a different shade than others.

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