No one knows what happened to Moses Wright after he fled to Chicago. Nevertheless, his name will be remembered in the history of the civil rights movement.
The tragic death of Emmett Till and his family’s difficulties to get justice for their child is an unforgettable incident in history. His story has been penned down as books, and recently ABC has premiered a miniseries named Women Of the Movement.
The American historical drama miniseries Women of the Movement premiered on ABC on January 6, 2022. The series depicts the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who dedicated her life to pursuing justice for her murdered son, Emmett.
It was created and written by Marissa Jo Cerar and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The series is based on Devery S. Anderson’s book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.
What Happened To Moses Wright Till?
Moses Wright Till worked as a night custodian, sharecropper, and circuit preacher. He and his wife Elizabeth lived on a lonely stretch of road near Money, a cotton-growing Mississippi Delta town, in a three-room cottage surrounded by woods.
And one day, Emmett Till left his hometown of Chicago in 1955 to visit his great-uncle in Money, Mississippi. Before being let into a grocery shop, the 14-year-old is admonished about the Jim Crow South’s culture and accused of whistling at a white woman.
"Women of the Movement" Powerful and enraging! I will never be able to watch an Emmett Till movie/documentary & not become totally engulfed with anger, hate & rage.
And to think, to this day, the justice dept has closed the Till case again, with no charges for #CarolynBryant pic.twitter.com/MLv3GRdsPl
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According to CNN, this misunderstanding unleashes a wave of racist panic, culminating in Till’s kidnapping and gruesome murder. His kidnapping was witnessed by two of his relatives. And, the 64 years old Moses successfully brought the killers of his great-nephew to justice.
Many people advised Moses not to testify when the trial began, but he overcame all odds and did the right thing. As a result, his evidence in the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers would be remembered as one of the bravest moments in the civil rights movement.
Emmett Till Uncle Bravest Testimony Mentioned In Wikipedia
Emmett Till’s uncle, Moses Wright, does not have a Wikipedia profile. However, his contribution to Emmett’s murder case trial is considered one of the courageous and bravest moves in history.
When the trial for Till’s murder began, Moses put his wife Elizabeth on a train to Chicago when he sensed danger. She wrote him a letter pleading with him not to testify. Most whites in the area didn’t expect him to show up, as reported by PBS.
Moses Wright ✨ pic.twitter.com/qXajWYgKa8
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However, he defied all the odds and testified against the killers. His boldness beyond his five-foot-three-inch height as he stepped up in broad court and pointed his weathered finger at Milam and Bryant.
It was maybe the first time in the South that a black man stood in open court and accused a white man of a crime — and survived.
Who Are Moses Wright Till Children?
Moses Wright shared one child with his wife. His name is Simeon Wright who also witnessed his cousin’s kidnapping. He died in 2017 at the age of 74.
Moses Wright Fled To Chicago And Never Returned- Is He Still Alive?
Moses Wright fled to Chicago after the judge denied returning the indictment. He never returned to Mississippi after that incident.
He passed away in August 1977 at La Grange, Cook County, Illinois. He was at the age of 85 when he died.