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Emmett Till TV Program Set Oct. 5

A note from civil rights film producer Keith Beauchamp — Dear Friends, Please remember to watch, “Murder in Black and White” hosted by Al Sharpton Oct. 5th – 8th on TV One 10pm EST (9pm CST). Sincerely, Keith A. BeauchampExecutive Producer/ Director“Murder in Black and White”http://www.tvoneonline.com/

After 3 Years Delay, Senate Passes Emmett Till Crime Act

Sumner, Miss., site of the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers. The Tallahatchie County Courthouse appears in the distance.Emmett Till,from Chicago,was visiting his uncle in the small cotton town of Money when he was murdered. The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, named for him, passed the U.S. Senate unanimously, Sept. 24. by Ronni MottOctober […]

New Park Honors Emmett Till

The grocery store in Glendora, Miss., where Till whistled at the grocer’s wife. Emmett Till Park to open in Mississippi Delta townBy TIMOTHY R. BROWN | Associated Press Writer 1:53 PM CDT, September 16, 2008 JACKSON, Miss. – A 20-acre park and nature trail in memory of Emmett Till will open Friday in the tiny […]

Emmett Till Park to open in Mississippi Delta town

The grocery store in Glendora, Miss., where Till whistled at the grocer’s wife. Emmett Till Park to open in Mississippi Delta townBy TIMOTHY R. BROWN | Associated Press Writer 1:53 PM CDT, September 16, 2008 JACKSON, Miss. – A 20-acre park and nature trail in memory of Emmett Till will open Friday in the tiny […]

Fifth Circuit vacates conviction of James Ford Seale

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member James Ford Seale for his involvement in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black teens. Seale was sentenced to three life terms in August 2007, two months after his conviction in […]

Fifth Circuit vacates conviction of ex-KKK member tried for civil rights era killings

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member James Ford Seale for his involvement in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black teens. The 71-year-old Seale has been in federal prison since his 2007 conviction. AP has more.

Ebony magazine reporter returned to Land of Emmett Till

(What is it like to return to the Land of Emmett Till? Often, when people who I know go back to Mississippi to cover the most recent civil right news, I like to ask this qestions. Have “things” changed? Yes and no, they tell me. Back in 1986, staff reporters for Ebony returned to the […]