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Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. During summer vacation in August 1955, he was visiting relatives near Money, in the Mississippi Delta region.He spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the white married proprietor of a small grocery store there.When Carthan was two years old, her family moved to Argo, Illinois, as part of the Great Migration of rural black families out of the South to the North to escape violence, lack of opportunity and unequal treatment under the law.Argo received so many Southern migrants that it was named "Little Mississippi"; Carthan's mother's home was often used by other recent migrants as a way station while they were trying to find jobs and housing.
Bryant expressed no remorse for his crime and stated: "Emmett Till is dead.Blacks had essentially been disenfranchised and excluded from voting and the political system since 1890, when the white-dominated legislature passed a new constitution that raised barriers to voter registration.Whites had also passed ordinances establishing racial segregation and Jim Crow laws.Protected against double jeopardy, the two men publicly admitted in a 1956 interview with Look magazine that they had killed Till.In 2004 the case was officially reopened by the United States Department of Justice.
Although what happened at the store is a matter of dispute, Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at Bryant.