When he was just twenty years old, Bob Dylan wrote a song about "The Death of Emmett Till." The words capture the injustice of the crime.
This clip is from a live session at the Finjan Club. Follow this link, to Dylan's web site, to read the lyrics.
Clip of Dylan performing "The Death of Emmett Till," online courtesy RobMD29's Channel at YouTube. Copyright, 1963, 1968 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1996 by Special Rider Music. All rights reserved. Provided here as fair use for educational purposes.