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The Sumner, Mississippi courthouse We’re coming upon the 59th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till. In observation of this event, I’ve put up the entire audio book of Who Killed Emmett Till? for free download. I invite you to click over and take a look at this blogged book. Lots of fascinating history. Let me know […]

Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin Stories Continue to Deserve Attention; Where is the Media?

“Whore’s Lake” in the Mississippi Delta, near the spot where Emmett Till was killed back in the summer of 1955, has a history of its own…black women were frequently killed and thrown into this lake by white women of the Ku Klux Klan for the alleged crime of sleeping with their husbands. The lake is […]

Emmett Till and Others Murdered in Sunflower County Town of Drew, Heart of the Mississippi Delta

Fannie Lou Hamer, left, was a grass roots activist who sought to free her people. She became one of the modern civil right movement’s most respected figures and symbols of Black Freedom. As a child, she heard her parents talk of the 1923 murder of sharecropper Joe Pullen on the streets of her hometown of […]