Simeon Wright
 


 

Age: 74



Summary:
eyewitness to the 1955 abduction of his older cousin Emmett Till who spent that summer visiting relatives in Mississippi when the 14-year-old Chicago boy was kidnapped, tortured, and killed after whistling at a white woman working at a store in the rural hamlet of Money, Mississippi whose death galvanized the civil rights movement when his mother Mamie Till Mobley insisted on an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show the world her son's mutilated body.




Cause of Death: Bone cancer



Born: October 15, 1942


 
Died: September 4, 2017



Location:
Chicago, Illinois