The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 brought nationwide attention to the racial violence and injustice prevalent in Mississippi. While visiting his relatives in Mississippi, Till went to the Bryant store with his cousins, and may have whistled at Carolyn Bryant. Her husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, J.W. Milam, kidnapped and brutally murdered Till, dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River. The newspaper coverage and murder trial galvanized a generation of young African Americans to join the Civil Rights Movement out of fear that such an incident could happen to friends, family, or even themselves
This iconic unisex hoodie sweatshirt is the only way to take the cold seasons in style. Also, it’s organic, so that’s a plus. Featuring a double-layered hood, a kangaroo pocket in front, and a tight-knit construction, giving it better quality and durability. It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also comfy and soft to the touch with best in class under 5% shrinkage.
.: 85% Organic cotton 15% Recycled polyester
.: Heavy fabric (10.3 oz /yd² (350 g/m²))
.: Regular fit
.: Sewn in label
.: Runs true to size