This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on The Murders of Emmitt Till & the Birmingham Church Bombing. Both presentations together number 36 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old African-American boy, in August 1955 shocked the nation, and provided a catalyst for the emerging civil rights movement. A Chicago native, Till was visiting relatives in Money, MS when he was accused of harassing a local white woman.
Several days later, relatives of the woman abducted Till, brutally beating and killing him before disposing of his body in a nearby river. Till’s devastated mother insisted on a public, open casket funeral for her son, which she hoped would shed light on the systemic violence inflicted on blacks in the south. Till’s murderers were acquitted by an all-white jury, but the events surrounding his death galvanized activists nationwide.
Power point #1 is entitled, the Murder of Emmitt Till and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
Funeral & Trial
Emmitt Tills Upbringing
Very Responsible Child
Planning the Mississippi Trip
Leaving for Mississippi
Bryant’s Grocery Store
Funeral & Support
End of Presentation
In late summer of 1963, racial relations in the segregated South were marked by continued violence and inequality. On September 15, a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, a church with a predominantly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders.
4 young girls were killed and many other people injured; outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans. No one was initially brought to justice.
In 1977, AL Attorney General Bob Baxley reopened the investigation and Klan leader Robert E. Chambliss was brought to trial for the bombings and convicted of murder. Continuing to maintain his innocence, Chambliss died in prison in 1985.
The case was again reopened in 1980, 1988 and 1997, when 2 other former Klan members, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry, were finally brought to trial: Blanton was convicted in 2001. Cherry in 2002. A fourth suspect, Herman Frank Cash, died in 1994 before he could be brought to trial.)
Power point #2 is entitled, the Birmingham Church Bombing 16d contains 20 slides and covers the following:
Birmingham in the 1960s
Violence vs. Blacks
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
16th Street Baptist Church
The Church Bombing
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Civil Rights Movement.