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I don't know why he just can't stay dead." The trial of Bryant and Milam received extensive press coverage.Till's murder was seen as a catalyst for the next phase of the Civil Rights Movement.In December 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott began in Alabama and lasted more than a year, gaining a US Supreme Court ruling that segregated buses were unconstitutional.
Emmett Till was born in 1941 in Chicago; he was the son of Mamie Carthan (1921–2003) and Louis Till (1922–1945).
Till's body was returned to Chicago where his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket.
"The open-coffin funeral held by Mamie Till Bradley exposed the world to more than her son Emmett Till's bloated, mutilated body.
Decades later, Bryant disclosed that, in 1955, she had fabricated testimony that Till made verbal or physical advances towards her in the store.
Several nights after the store incident, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. Milam went armed to Till's great-uncle's house and abducted the boy.
Her decision focused attention not only on American racism and the barbarism of lynching but also on the limitations and vulnerabilities of American democracy".