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Emmett Till

14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955

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Emmett Till: 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955
Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the civil rights movement.


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A 'small but necessary step': Emmett Till's Chicago home granted preliminary landmark status

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How the killings of Emmett Till and George Floyd sparked 2 movements 65 years apart

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What the power of August signifies in U.S. civil rights history

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Remembering Emmett Till on the 65th anniversary of his death

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How Emmett Till's death paved the way for Black Lives Matter, 65 years later

Sixty-five years have passed since the murder of Emmett Till. In 2020, the movement he galvanized serves as a blueprint for others to take action.
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Today in History for August 28th

Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his 'I Have a Dream' speech; Clashes mar the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Black teen Emmett Till abducted and killed..
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“The Power of August” highlights key moments in American civil rights history

“The Power of August,” premiering on CBSN at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, explores the transformational moments in American civil rights history that happened in the month of August. “The Power of..
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Former AP photographer reflects on civil rights

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65th anniversary of Emmett Till's death this week

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'Emmett Till was my George Floyd,' John Lewis says in posthumous New York Times op-ed

The late Rep. John Lewis published an op-ed in the New York Times Thursday morning, the day of his funeral service in Atlanta.
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Emmett Till's lynching ignited a civil rights movement. Historians say George Floyd's death could do the same

Many protesting the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have invoked the name of Emmett Till, who was lynched in 1955, to demand change.
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'Our Emmett Till moment': Megachurch pastors respond to the death of George Floyd

Pastors John Gray and Steven Furtick say the church must lead change in response to George Floyd's death.
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White nationalist flag filmed at lynching memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were recorded on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi. (Nov. 4)  
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White nationalist hate group caught filming in front of Emmett Till memorial

The group was carrying a flag connected to the League of the South. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described it as a neo-Confederate hate group.
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Milepost: Reopening the Emmett Till murder case

The Justice Department confirmed this week that, based on unspecified "new information," it is re-opening the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago who was kidnapped..
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Bulletproof memorial to Mississippi civil rights icon Emmett Till replaces vandalized sign

A new, 500-pound reinforced steel memorial honoring slain civil rights icon Emmett Till was dedicated in Mississippi. Past signs were vandalized.
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Bulletproof Emmett Till marker replaces vandalized sign

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6 civil rights cold cases closed but Emmett Till probe continues

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Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Now, a new app honors his memory

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Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfaces

Emmett Till's memorial will be bulletproof after outrage over a photo of three gun-toting Ole Miss students posing in front of the sign.
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3 University of Mississippi students suspended after racially charged Emmett Till photo goes viral

Three students at the University of Mississippi were suspended from their fraternity Friday night after posing in a racially-charged photo. They held guns in front of a bullet-riddled sign marking the..
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Ole Miss students dishonored civil rights icon Emmett Till in a 'sacred place.'

Three white Ole Miss students use guns to vandalized a memorial to lynching victim Emmitt Till.
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Frat suspends students who posed with guns at Emmett Till sign

Photograph of three University of Mississippi students posing with guns beside historic marker to lynching victim has sparked a possible federal investigation
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3 students posed with guns in front of Emmett Till's memorial. They could face a civil rights investigation

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