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Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin Stories Continue to Deserve Attention; Where is the Media?

“Whore’s Lake” in the Mississippi Delta, near the spot where Emmett Till was killed back in the summer of 1955, has a history of its own…black women were frequently killed and thrown into this lake by white women of the Ku Klux Klan for the alleged crime of sleeping with their husbands. The lake is […]

Fear of Death Still Lingers in the Mississippi Delta; Emmett Till Relative Confirms

(Photo from the public domain; used with permission of Keith Beauchamp.) Nearly 55 years after Emmett Till was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman in the small town of Money, Miss., one of his relatives still worries that her brother might suffer violence for being a black man married to a white woman. […]