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Till memorial, others taking security steps amid vandalism

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Much-vandalized Emmett Till memorial replaced again in Mississippi

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 …


Actor Mike Wiley singlehandedly brings story of Emmett Till to life in ‘Dar He’

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.


Emmett Till inquiry continues; 6 other cold cases closed

The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Official: Renewed Emmett Till probe prompted by 2017 book

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 …


When a memorial to Emmett Till was vandalized, high school students stepped up

When a memorial to Emmett Till was vandalized, high school students stepped up.


Key witness in Emmett Till murder gave false testimony, historian says

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.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Challenged by the hope of my elders

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.