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Mamie Till: refusing the coverup of her son’s lynching

By the summer of 1955, Mamie Till was a hard-working single mother of a teenage boy. They lived in Chicago. Mamie often worked long hours and her son, Emmett, tried hard to help with errands and chores around the house. He wanted to spend the end of the summer in Money, Mississippi visiting his cousins. […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Strong Women to be Remembered, Praised During Women’s History Month

MARCH IS WOMEN’S History Month. Particularly meaningful for me, are the courageous acts of two deceased women, Mamie Till and Rosa Parks, as well as the courage shown yesterday by a young New Mexico Native American woman, ShantelleHicks.  The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf […]