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Tallahatchie Apologizes for Role in Till Case
Family sees Till case closed
Memorial museum to Emmett Till opens in Miss.
Woodlawn school renamed after Emmett Till
Till Autopsy May Have Found Bullet Fragments
The murder of Emmett Till and the trial of his accused killers were turning points in the history of the civil rights movement. These events have fascinated historians as well as filmmakers, journalists, literary critics, song writers, and novelists. In 2004, the federal government has reopened the case.
This conference was held at Stillman College, a historical black college founded in 1876. It will marked the fiftieth anniversary of the murder, investigation, and trial and also explored their broader effects on American society. The last day of the conference featured an optional guided tour of key sites in Mississippi, including Money (where Till was kidnapped), Sumner (where the accused killers were tried), and Mound Bayou (where Till's family members and the black media stayed during the trial).
Speakers included Charles Payne, author of I've Got the Light of Freedom; Christopher Benson, co-author (with Mamie Till-Mobley) of The Death of Innocence: The Hate Crime that Changed America; Christopher Metress, author of The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative, and Chris Crowe, author of Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of Emmett Till, and the novel Mississippi Trial, 1955.
60 Minutes Profile of Emmett Till Case
On Sunday, October 24th, 60 Minutes profiled filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, whose documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, served as the cause and starting point for the US Department of Justice's recent decision to reinvestigate the 1955 murder of fourteen year old youth, Emmett Louis Till.
U.S. Justice Department Reopens Emmett
Street in Chicago, Illinois, Named After Emmett Till