"Emmett Till was perhaps the most memorialized black northerner ever to go south, if only because he never made it back alive and because of the brutal reasons that he didn't. His mother had sent her only child south for the summer in 1955 to spend time with his great-uncle in Mississippi. She never saw him alive again. He was bludgeoned and shot to death a month after his fourteenth birthday" (369). --Isabel Wilkerson
As the reading from The Warmth of Other Suns reveals, there were challenges everywhere for African Americans. There were reasons to leave the South, reasons to be careful about visiting for the summer as was the case with Till, and there were reasons to worry about challenges in the Midwest, West, and North.
Based on the reading, what's something specific that really confirmed or altered your previous perceptions about the experiences and struggles of African Americans trying to make a way for themselves during this time period?