Emmett Till’s Ring

@article{Smith2008EmmettTR,
  title={Emmett Till’s Ring},
  author={Valerie Smith},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={151 - 161}
}
  • Valerie Smith
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • History
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
On July 13, 1945, Mamie Till received a telegram at her home in Argo, Illinois, notifying her that her estranged husband, Private Louis Till, had been killed in Italy.1 The Department of Defense subsequently sent her his personal effects, including a silver ring he had bought in Casablanca, engraved with his initials and a date, May 25, 1943. During the following ten years, their son, Emmett Till, would occasionally try on his father's ring. Since Emmett was only four when Louis Till was killed… 
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