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Alvin Sykes, Long-Time Emmett Till Investigator, Pushes Kansas City Police to Open Cold Case of Black Political Leader

The decision to re-open what has become Kansas City’s Coldest Case comes after civil rights advocate Alvin Sykes has been pushing Kansas City police and the FBI to work together in reinvestigating the murder of black political leader Leon Jordan. Sykes is probably best known for persuading federal and Mississippi officials to reopen one of the nation’s most […]

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Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act Becomes Law

Lake outside of Drew, Miss. where over the years bodies of black women were dumped. Lore is that female Klan members murdered the women, believing they had slept with their husbands.* * * A five-year quest to get the government to pay attention to half-century-old, unsolved murders from the civil rights era has finally paid […]

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act; Sykes wants to meet with U.S. AG Eric Holder to set Act in motion; needs financial support

Alvin Sykes, seeks justice for Emmett Till Mary SanchezThe Kansas City Star So you might think that Alvin Sykes is a desperate man these days. He knows that each passing day is another lost in his nearly decade-long crusade to solve civil rights era murders. He’s already done what few could fathom, helping persuade federal […]

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