In August of 1955, Mamie Till, a black single mother from Chicago, sent her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, to visit relatives in Mississippi. Till and his friends travelled to Money, a nearby, deeply-segregated but small town in the heart of Mississippi Delta where Emmett reportedly whistled and made advances towards a white woman when he entered a grocery shop. After the supposed incident, Emmett Till was kidnapped from the home of his uncle and his body was found days later with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, floating in a nearby river. Photos of his disfigured body were printed in the “Jet” magazine and papers all across the country, galvanizing support for racial reform in the South. Less than one month after Till's body was found, an all-white jury acquitted Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam, the husband and half-brother of Till's accuser, for Till's murder. They later gave details in a magazine interview of how they killed Emmett.