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Born in Doddsville, Mississippi, USA
Died in Countryside, Illinois, USA  (complications of bone cancer)
Birth NameSimeon Brown Wright

Mini Bio (1)

Simeon Wright was born on October 15, 1942 in Doddsville, Mississippi, USA as Simeon Brown Wright. He was married to Annie. He died on September 4, 2017 in Countryside, Illinois, USA.

Spouse (1)

Annie (? - 4 September 2017) (his death)

Trivia (2)

After Till's killers were acquitted at trial, Wright's father moved the family to Chicago.
He was a cousin of Emmett Till and one of the last people to see him alive when he was kidnapped in 1955. He was the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and was two years younger than his cousin Emmett, who had come from his home in Chicago to visit them.

Personal Quotes (1)

It scared us half to death. We were almost in shock. We couldn't get out of there fast enough, because we had never heard of anything like that before. A black boy whistling at a white woman? In Mississippi? No. [on his reaction to his cousin Emmett whistling at a white woman in a grocery store]

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