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Witness to Emmett Till lynching dies in Illinois

CHICAGO -- Hearing the screams of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till from inside a Mississippi barn left a teenage field hand with an unbearable choice. He could tell a courtroom and risk paying for it with his life or keep quiet and let those screams ...

The murder of Emmett Till, 50 years later

The picture, shown to her back then by a classmate at her all-black middle school, showed the mutilated, almost mummy-like face of Emmett Till — the 14-year-old black boy tortured and killed for whistling at a white woman. Today, Chiles is the local ...

Body of Emmett Till to be exhumed

CHICAGO — Nearly 50 years after 14-year-old Emmett Till's murder shocked a nation and galvanized the civil rights movement, his body will be exhumed as federal authorities attempt to determine who killed him, the FBI said Wednesday. Till's body ...

FBI discusses Emmett Till case with family

CHICAGO — A 464-page FBI report released Friday contains gruesome details from the autopsy of Emmett Till, but it is so highly redacted that it doesn’t shed much light on the teen’s killing, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.

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Emmett Till - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 16, 2014

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a ...

Emmett Till Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story ...

Updated April. 7, 2014

On, follow the tragic story of Emmett Till, who was tortured and killed after supposedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955.

Emmett Till

Updated April. 16, 2014

This site is dedicated to a greater understanding of the murder of Emmett Till and to aid scholars and students in learning and discussing all aspects of the case.

American Experience . The Murder of Emmett Till | PBS

Updated April. 16, 2014

The Murder of Emmett Till: Emmett Till's brutal murder in 1955 mobilized the civil rights movement.