Everything you should know about Emmett Till’s unending story
The case that sparked the civil rights movement has been reopened
One of the most notorious crimes in America's history was the lynching of Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy in Mississippi, during the summer of 1955. Today, the sign marking where his body was pulled from the river continues to be shot up in a flagrant and startling display of how much work America still needs to do to unite its racially diverse population. Click through this gallery for everything you need to know about the incident credited with sparking the modern civil rights movement, and why the case has been reopened.
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