Enstrumental + Hebru Brantley - "The Revenge of Emmett Till" Poster (2013)
Limited Edition Poster.
18x24. 100# Gloss Text Paper.
Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman ... Yeah, um, ok.
Several nights later, the woman's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam, arrived at Till's great-uncle's house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later.
Till was returned to Chicago and his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing.
Bryant and Milam were acquitted of Till's kidnapping and murder. Protected by double jeopardy, Bryant and Milam struck a deal with Look magazine in 1956 to tell their story to for between $3,600 and $4,000. Neither of them thought of themselves as guilty or that they had done anything wrong.
While there never will be justice for Emmett, Enstrumental will always dream for Revenge!!
Not in the literal sense, but rather in the metaphorical.