Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
profuse pruh-FYOOS; proh- adjective; Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Aug. 28, 1955: Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old boy from Chicago visiting family in Money, Mississippi, is brutally murdered for reportedly flirting with a white woman. His death serves to galvanize the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Number to Know
0: The number of years the two men accused — both of whom later confessed in a magazine article — of Emmett Till’s death served in prison for his murder. Both were acquitted in what was widely seen as show trial.
Website of the Day: Civil Rights Digital Library
Information on the murder that proved a major turning point in the battle for civil rights in America.
Today’s Featured Birthday
LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress, 32.
“I’m living life as best I can, but I’m not exempt from failure and making bad choices.” — LeAnn Rimes
Morning Minutes, Aug. 28