• New Intel Prompts U.S. Government To Reopen Emmett Till Investigation

    4 monthes ago - By Essence

    The once-closed lynching case of 14-year old African-American Emmett Till has been reopened. After receiving a report in late March from the U.S. Justice Department with “new information,” Congress has decided to further investigate the circumstances around his killing.
    During the summer of 1955 Emmett Till was visiting his family in Mississippi when the Chicago teen encountered a white woman at a store who claimed he whistled at her and touched her inappropriately. Days later he was kidnapped, brutally beaten shot, then thrown into the Tallahatchie River.
    An all-white jury later acquitted...
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