Emmett Till

1941 - 1955

Emmett Till

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the civil rights movement.Till was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emmett Till has received more than 11,304,194 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 270th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Emmett Till ranks 269 out of 426Before him are Leymah Gbowee, Mirzo Tursunzoda, Abbie Hoffman, Donald Watson, Gunnar Sønsteby, and Nimr al-Nimr. After him are Flora MacDonald, Udham Singh, Toyohiko Kagawa, Kate Sheppard, Louise Bryant, and Clara Barton.

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Among people born in 1941, Emmett Till ranks 220Before him are Leonid Kizim, Jorma Kinnunen, François Weyergans, Júlia Várady, John Williams, and Donald "Duck" Dunn. After him are Andrea de Adamich, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Dag Solstad, Jaan Kaplinski, Jon Brower Minnoch, and Jiří Raška. Among people deceased in 1955, Emmett Till ranks 77Before him are Ahmad Qavam, Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Erich Brandenberger, Lloyd Bacon, and Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark. After him are Manny Ayulo, Hans Hedtoft, Jenő Fuchs, Otto Gessler, Tribhuvan of Nepal, and Wallace Stevens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emmett Till ranks 3,584 out of 12,171Before him are Crispin Glover (1964), Robert Penn Warren (1905), Demi Lovato (1992), Elliott Carter (1908), W. Averell Harriman (1891), and George Kingsley Zipf (1902). After him are John Mayer (1977), Justin Chambers (1970), Robert H. Dicke (1916), Ryan Phillippe (1974), Charles Dvorak (1878), and Lillian Hellman (1905).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Emmett Till ranks 32Before him are Nat Turner (1800), Jesse Jackson (1941), Dorothy Day (1897), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), Margaret Sanger (1879), and Abbie Hoffman (1936). After him are Louise Bryant (1885), Clara Barton (1821), Black Elk (1863), Alice Paul (1885), Amelia Bloomer (1818), and Sumner Paine (1868).

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