May 10, 2004

Emmett Till Case Reopened

Still facing DSL issues, but I hope to write more about this in a few days:

Justice Department reopens black teen's 1955 murder case

The Justice Department said Monday it is reopening the investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a teenager whose death while visiting Mississippi was an early catalyst for the civil rights movement.

Till was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Miss., on Aug. 28, 1955. The mutilated body of the 14-year-old from Chicago was found by fishermen three days later in the Tallahatchie River.

Pictures of the slaying shocked the world. Two white men charged with murder -- Roy Bryant and his half brother, J.W. Milam -- were acquitted by an all-white jury. Both men have since died. [ more ]

Posted by ronn at May 10, 2004 01:46 PM


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I LOVE Emmet and the whites that did that to him they should suffer! this year i did a PLAY ABOUT HIM and i was amaze. Posted by: Rochelle on July 17, 2004 03:16 PM
what they did emmitt, i would not wish on anyone. I believe they should pay there debts to society the way any black man would have. As a matter of fact if the story was flipped they would not even be alive to see today. They probally would have been lynched. Posted by: trinet austin on December 14, 2004 09:54 AM