The Blood of Emmett Till - Chapters 7 - 9 Summary & Analysis

Timothy B. Tyson
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In Chapter 7, “On the Third Day,” when Emmett’s mother Mamie received a call from Mississippi about (at this point) Emmett’s kidnapping, she notified the Chicago newspapers. Authorities back in Money assumed Emmett was dead, and they searched for his body while Roy Bryant claimed that he only confronted Emmett and then let him go after Carolyn, who was in the store to identify him, said that he was not the one with whom she had had an ugly episode. Roy and his half-brother J.W. are arrested for abduction, but both maintain that they let him go after interrogating him. On the third day after the kidnapping, August 31, 1955, seventeen-year-old Robert Hodges, discovered the body of Emmett Till sticking out of the water. “I seen two knees and feet,” he said (90). He had been hoping to find catfish that he caught with...

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