Emmett Till And The Renewed Push To Solve Civil Rights Cases
This week marks the the 60th anniversary of 14-year-old Emmett Till's murder, as the Dept. of Justice still struggles to solve civil rights-era cases.By Samantha Crook | August 27, 2015
This week marks the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder. The 14-year old black boy was kidnapped and tortured after reportedly whistling at a white woman in Jim Crow-era Mississippi and no one went to prison for it.
Till's kidnappers were acquitted, but admitted to their crimes in a magazine interview shortly after. More recent attempts for convictions have fallen short and the Department of Justice continues to try to right civil rights-era wrongs.