Archive | Mississippi civil rights

Land of Emmett Till: Murder of Louis Allen cold case? Family offers reward

Reward offered in 1964 slaying; efforts to find Louis Allen’s killer increase after solving other cold cases Family members of Louis Allen, a Liberty resident shot to death 43 years ago in what the FBI is investigating as a civil rights-era slaying, are offering $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killers. Allen’s […]

Till Grand Jury Members Speak Out

(J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant with their wives, taking a break in the 1955 murder trial) The half-century search for justice in the murder of Emmett Till petered out last February when a Leflore County grand jury declined to indict Carolyn Donham on criminal charges. “There is nobody left to indict,” said Greg Watkins, […]

Tallahatchie Co. leaders apologize for Till’s murder trial

Tallahatchie River, near site where Emmett Till’s body was found October 2, 2007BY SHELIA BYRD Associated Press WriterJACKSON, Miss.—- The county where Chicago teenager Emmett Till’s body was found after he allegedly whistled at a white woman officially apologized Tuesday for the way the crime was handled, more than 50 years after the boy died. […]

Group Travels To Mississippi For Civil Rights Ceremony

Emmett Till Memorial … GREENVILLE, S.C. — A group from the Upstate is traveling to Mississippi for a ceremony where a small town will offer an official apology for the lynching of a black teenager more than 50 years ago. Sumner, Miss., will also unveil a memorial to Emmit [sic] Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago […]

The Land of Emmett Till: ‘civil rights 24/7’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Charles Tisdale, publisher of the legendary Jackson Advocate, often called “the most fire-bombed newspaper in America”, has died. Known for his vehement civil rights advocacy, both on paper, verbally and in street protests, Tisdale succumbed after collapsing last week while on a routine dialysis treatment. He was 80. “He was civil rights […]