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Chicago, Crime, and Life: At age 18, Willie Reed risked his life to appear as a surprise witness in the Emmett Till Murder Trial theblaquelioness @theblaquelioness Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of a green and white Chevrolet pickup truck. Mr. Reed, a sharecropper, risked his life at 18 to appear as a surprise witness in the prosecution of the white men accused of the crime. He became the momentary hero of the Till trial, an event that helped spur the civil rights movement. Mr. Reed passed away in 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was 76, and he had lived in Chicago under a different name — first in secrecy and later in relative obscurity — since fleeing Mississippi for his safety over 65 years ago. For decades, he had worked as a hospital orderly. Mr. Reed knew speaking out against the defendants in the case would make him, too, a target for lynching. But he “couldn’t have walked away,” he said years later. “Emmett was 14,” Mr. Reed told the CBS News show “60 Minutes,” “and they killed him. I mean, that’s not right. . . . I knew that I couldn’t say no. Via: washingtonpost.com WillieReed EmmettTill theblaquelioness

Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the h...

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Cats, Old Woman, and Shit: Brooding YA Hero @broodingYAhero Jul 31 It's amazing how many prophecies involve teens. You'd think they'd pick more emotionally stable people, with more free time. Like grandmas. <p><a href="http://viktor-ohra.tumblr.com/post/168381932936/idealisticshoujohearts-bigmammallama5" class="tumblr_blog">viktor-ohra</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://idealisticshoujohearts.tumblr.com/post/167522556449/bigmammallama5-dinuriel-i-would-read-the" class="tumblr_blog">idealisticshoujohearts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bigmammallama5.tumblr.com/post/136920082448">bigmammallama5</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dinuriel.tumblr.com/post/135351747182">dinuriel</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>…I would read the hell out of a series of a chosen eighty-five-year-old woman who goes on epic journeys throughout a dangerous and magical land, armed only with a cane and her stab-tastic knitting needles, accompanied by her six cats and a skittish-yet-devoted orderly who makes sure she takes her pills on time.</p> </blockquote> <p>Battle Granny Gertrude with Phillip and co.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/73f7f59a5cecf716c26391142f3db4fa/tumblr_inline_o0o0ru3sks1skkwl2_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Ok I admit I’d read the shit out of that.</p> </blockquote> <p>The guy looks like he’d be voiced by Patrick Warburton</p> </blockquote>
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Racism, Sorry, and Ugly: One date from talking online briefly is just a silly way to decide Most who I had a connection with online were usually far away from So all you could do is talk and hope to meet I'm not sure why you're blaming me for all the injustices you've faced, but I'm really not interested. Delivered I am not blaming you You are just cold And prove to be immature and naive Ugly and short You blamed me and acted like I judged all women for simply You blamed me and acted like l judged all women for simply Sharing my experiences I will only generalize about whites because enough consistently proved to be insensitive, mean, superficial and racist You are ugly and nothing special and only get male attention based on white privilege Racism is by design. White skin is a birth defect not something special or good and white people have to discriminate and hide history to bring value to their image, it's sad, cruel and pathetic. It takes racism for white beauty to be noticed and for white privilege to exist. privilege to exist. You created the problem but not caring to acknowledge hovw I felt and being so evil that you just looked for a way to make me seem like I have a problem with women. I hope men attack you I am so sick of how white woken reach out to talk the most while beinsg the most heartless, cruel and superficial and insensitive people ever. Bye evil racist You need me to be mean in order for you to be motivated to unmatch me because you are so cold, insensitive and cruel? It seems insensitivity is typical with whites because if that was It seems insensitivity is typical with whites because if that was not the case there would be equality in this world and white privilege could not exist. White women like me based on my looks but in order for me to date them I have to hide my reality from them as a persorn of color or else l am the problem You cannot be real with anyone who is superficial, inconsiderate, naive or insensitive to others Sorry you could not be different from the masses. When you tell a guy that romantic chemistry is important to you, and also you're an evil racist (full album in comments)

When you tell a guy that romantic chemistry is important to you, and also you're an evil racist (full album in comments)

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