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Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.
A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers were riddled with bullet holes.
The cars came one by one, down a gravel road and through a cotton field, to the edge of the Tallahatchie River and the spot where, 64 years ago, historians believe Emmett Till’s lifeless body was pulled from the river. The vehicles carried relatives of Till, including a cousin, the Rev. Wheeler Parker, community leaders and advocates dedicated to keeping his memory alive. The group had gathered on Saturday at noon in the remote spot near Glendora, Mississippi, to dedicate yet another memorial to Till. And this time, it was bulletproof.
Actor Mike Wiley will make his West Coast debut with a production of “Dar He” at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University.
The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
A renewed investigation into the brutal slaying of Emmett Till was prompted by a 2017 book that revealed lies by a key figure in the 1955 case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement, a federal official said Thursday.
When a memorial to Emmett Till was vandalized, high school students stepped up.
The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.
You get tired of being disappointed, you know? You get sick of being let down. Yet I am challenged by the hope of my elders.