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theGRIO REPORT - The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the South...

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Vandals have once again scarred the marker where 14-year-old Emmett Till was killed by white supremacists in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta, the Clarion Ledger. The memorial sign was found riddled with bullets this weekend –35 days after it was replaced due to previous vandalism. According to the publication, if the Emmett Till Memorial Commission were to […]

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Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview […]

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of […]

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The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing shocked the world.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized. The […]

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OAKLAND, California — The day before he was to play on basketball’s biggest stage, LeBron James spoke about what it’s like to be one of the world’s most famous athletes and still not be immune from having racist graffiti scrawled on the front gate of your home. As he sat on the dais at a […]

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Last week, Vanity Fair reported that the woman who in 1955 accused 14-year-old Emmett Till of sexually harassing her in a Mississippi store, leading to the black teen’s gruesome murder, fabricated her account of that day. In his new book The Blood of Emmett Till, Duke University professor Timothy B. Tyson writes that Carolyn Bryant […]

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For decades, U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ life has been centered on the protection of African-Americans. As a young man growing up in Alabama and attending segregated schools, Lewis was drawn to the civil rights movement and the group of leaders who continued to fight for justice and equality. Lewis followed the message of Martin Luther […]

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Today would have been the 75th birthday of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy from […]

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Sixty years ago on August 21, 1955, 14 year-old Emmett Till, an African-American from Chicago, […]

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Had he lived, Emmett Till would have turned 74 years old this weekend. Unfortunately, Till […]

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In memory of Emmett Till and his tragic death, a sycamore tree was planted at […]

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