Class Notes

I don’t know what the future will hold, but for right now the death of George Floyd is reminiscent of the death of Emmett Till.  Like with Floyd, there were many other deaths of young Black men in the 1940s and 1950s, but there was something about Till and news coverage of the funeral that inspired others to stand up.  It was the death of Till that led to Rosa Parks taking a stand on that bus.  In fact, most consider the death of Till as the starting of the Civil Rights movement.

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