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Tuesday, May 11

Emmett Till

Emmett Till 1955 Lynching Case Re-Opened in Chicago (audio)
The Justice Department has re-opened the case of Emmett Till, a
black teenager from Chicago who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955,
reportedly for whistling at a white woman.

Two men who initially admitted committing the crime were found
innocent by an all-white jury. New data and a film documentary now
indicate that up to ten men were involved in the lynching, some of
whom may still be alive.

The Murder of Emmett Till