Captivate Emmett Till quotations
Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.
I think everybody needed to know what had happened to Emmett Till.
I thought about Emmett Till, and I could not go back.
My legs and feet were not hurting, that is a stereotype. I paid the same fare as others, and I felt violated. I was not going back.
Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till its gone.
I thought of Emmett Till, and when the bus driver ordered me to move to the back, I just couldn’t move.
And the fact that Emmett Till, a young black man, could be found floating down the river in Mississippi, as, indeed, many had been done over the years, this set in concrete the determination of people to move forward.
I think the picture in Jet magazine showing Emmett Till's mutilation was probably the greatest media product in the last forty or fifty years because that picture stimulated a lot of interest and anger on the part of blacks all over the country.
Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.
In talking about the [Emmett Till murder trial], you have to repeat the atmosphere. This is Mississippi in 1955, with a long history of intimidation of witnesses and fear on the part of blacks to testify, in racial situations in particular. For someone like Mose Wright and others to testify against white defendants in a situation like this was historic.