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Emmett Till

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Carly Rysdon

on 9 February 2015

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Transcript of Emmett Till

What
: He was the first African American to play ln MLB
When
: 1947-56
Where
: played with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Why
: Robinson began playing in the Negro Leagues but he was chosen by Branch Rickey president of the Brooklyn Dodgers to help integrate major league baseball.


Emmett Till/Jackie Robinson
Emmett Till
Pistol whipped, beaten, and shot for flirting with a 24 year old white woman
Mississippi
August 28, 1955
Jackie Robinson
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