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Bradford Huie, Look Magazine and the Shocking Murder of Emmett Till

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“The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi ignited the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Unfortunately, this story is still not taught in many school history books, or the most important details are often left out.” Susan Klopfer, Emmett Till historian, speaker and author. —– FREE Emmett Till Audiobook, Who Killed Emmett Till? http://ebooksfromsusan.com —– “The […]

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. […]

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. […]

Who Killed Emmett Till

* * * * * In this video by the History Channel, here’s an opportunity to see Money, Miss. and hear the story of what happened to Emmett Till. Includes interviews with relatives, photographs, excerpts from plays — it is wonderful! If you want to know why this is a cold case, take a look.

Emmett Till Grand Jury Members Speak

The Leflore County Courthouse in Greenwood From the Associated Press GREENWOOD — 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, one of 19 members from […]

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 […]

Emmett Till; ‘Open Door to Horrid Truths’

Site of the 1955 trial Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd takes a look at the Emmett Till bill for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .. Fifty-two years ago, EmmettTill, a 14-year-old black boy, was beaten and shot to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in segregated Mississippi. An all-white jury took 67 minutes to acquit […]

ACLU Afffirms Vote on Till Crime Act

From the ACLU website — ACLU Praises Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (6/14/2007) Washington – The American Civil Liberties Union praised the Senate Judiciary Committee today for passing S. 535, the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act out of committee. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed the […]

LA Teachers Fired Over Emmett Till Lesson Fight Back

Teaching Till; Try This in an LA Charter School From the “Cool Justice Report” comes an amazing story … In March 2007, the administration of the Celerity Nascent Charter School in Los Angeles fired seventh grade teacher Marisol Alba and math teacher Sean Strauss for their participation in events planned for the school’s Black History […]

FBI releases lengthy report on Emmett Till investigation

Thick document runs 464 heavily redacted pagesAssociated Press CHICAGO – Aside from autopsy details, a 464-page FBI report is so highly redacted that it doesn’t shed much new light on the brutal 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was killed for whistling at a white woman. But the inclusion of a retyped transcript of […]