BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 2017 book that revealed lies by a key figure in the Emmett Till case has prompted the U.S government to renew its investigation into the brutal 1955 slaying, a federal official said Thursday.
A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen.
People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Willie Edwards Jr., a black truck driver, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen who forced him to jump off a bridge in Alabama in 1957. Two years earlier, white men had bludgeoned...
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a black teenager whose death helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
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The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost.
A photograph of three University of Mississippi students posing with guns beside a bullet-pocked and oft-vandalized historic marker to lynching victim Emmett Till has sparked a possible federal...
CHICAGO (AP) — A White Sox official says it was "poor form" for the team to show a scoreboard graphic of "famous people from Chicagoland" that grouped lynching victim Emmett Till with game show...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is adding a new monument to remember people killed during the 1950s in racially motivated attacks that often targeted early...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A mobile app is being developed to explain places and events connected to a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement.
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Emmett Till's cousin says people should learn about the black teenager's brutal death that energized the civil rights movement. But the Rev. Wheeler Parker also says: "Hate is a luxury I can't afford."
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A cousin of Emmett Till is returning to Mississippi to speak about the 1955 abduction and killing of the black teenager, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. is speaking at 7 p.m. Monday at Delta State University.
Parker and Till traveled together from Chicago to Mississippi. Parker says he heard Till whistle at a white woman working at a rural Mississippi grocery store and later saw kidnappers take Till from a family home at night.
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DOJ Probing New Information in Emmett Till Case
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Smithsonian museum dedicated to black history, visitors waited patiently Thursday to see Emmett Till's glass-topped casket. The line wound past an adjacent theater and a segregation-era railway car.
Barbara Whiting emerged from the exhibit and paused. "This (country) was Emmett Till's home, and he wasn't allowed to live his life. It's unfair," she said.
SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation of the 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till, a case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. The move comes a year after a book on the case revealed that a key figure acknowledged lying.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the renewed investigation into the killing of Emmett Till (all times local):
A federal official says the renewed investigation of the killing of Emmett Till was prompted by a book published last year that includes a key figure's acknowledgement that she lied about the case.
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till's cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till's 1955 abduction.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal agency is preparing to hold six public hearings about a proposal to give national park status to some civil rights in Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As Lonnie Bunch walked through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, he mused to museum director Pam Junior about the prominent figures on display that he knew - like the Ku Klux Klan leader with whom he came face-to-face, and the family of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 is widely regarded as the nation's final push into the civil rights movement.