Willie Louis, 1937-2013

His name was Willie Reed, and he was 18 years old when he saw two white men drive into a barn with two black boys in the back.  He was there when they screamed until the screaming stopped.  And the next day he learned that Emmett Till’s body had been dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

He agreed to testify.  Then he moved to Chicago and changed his name.

Story here and here.

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