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From the Land of Emmett Till: Will Hollywood turn an Emmett Till book into a movie?

Why is it important to know the story of Emmett Till? Especially in the North, I have found that still too few people know this history (one civil rights “author” from Santa Fe, New Mexico chided me recently for writing about Till and this event. “You are just trying to drum up publicity,” he said. […]

Investigating a Cold Case

Margaret Block and I spent the morning doing research on James E. Calhoune, a young Sunflower County black man who was murdered Sept. 7, 1976. We were able to learn quite a bit just going through the newspaper archives at the Cleveland library. We learned, for instance, a group of local black leaders proposed to […]