JACKSON, Miss — She didn’t want him to go, but Mamie Till-Mobley put her 14-year-old baby on a train to Mississippi in 1955 to visit his relatives, anyway. A week later, she got him back: gargled down and spat up by the Tallahatchie River. What happened to Emmett Till was brutal, but the tragedy has […]
Sierra Mannie is a freelance writer. She was previously an education reporting fellow for the Hechinger Report and the Jackson Free Press. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA in Classical Studies with an emphasis in Latin. Her past work has been featured at publications such as TIME.com, QZ.com and the Daily Mississippian. She is a native of Canton, Mississippi.