Emmett Till

Feds reopen investigation into Emmett Till's death.

Department of Justice Reopens Investigation Into Slaying of Emmett Till

Citing new information in the case, the federal government will again examine the 1955 killing of the Black 14-year-old boy in Mississippi.

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Taraji P. Henson to Star in Emmett Till Film

Henson will produce “The Emmett Till Story” and star as the slain boy’s mother, Mamie Till.

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Emmett Till Was Lynched on This Day in 1955. Martin Luther King Jr. Told The World About His Dream 8 Years Later.

Two landmark moments, forever intertwined with the ongoing quest for Black liberation, took place eight years apart on the same day.

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Students Honor Emmett Till by Posting Tributes on Vandalized Mississippi Sign

Students with the St. Louis-based Cultural Leadership organization offered their own fix for the vandalized sign.

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Black Artists Demand New York City Museum Remove, Destroy Painting of Emmett Till

“It is not acceptable for a White person to transmute Black suffering into profit and fun,” reads Hannah Black’s open letter about Dana Schutz’s painting, “Open Casket.”

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QUOTABLE: Read This Sobering Passage From 'Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File'

Scholar John Edgar Wideman’s new book explores the story of Emmett Till’s father, Louis. The U.S. Army convicted the elder Till of rape and murder during World War II and hanged him; leaks about his story derailed attempts to successfully convict his son’s murderers. The book is available today via Scribner.

RZA Says 'All Lives Matter,' Implores Black Men to Watch What They Wear

The Wu-Tang Clan leader asks, ”Is the image that we portray [one] that could invoke a fear into a White officer, or to any officer?”

Keith Beauchamp and Co. Raising Money On Kickstarter For New Emmett Till Movie

The director of “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till” is joining forces with Whoopi Goldberg and others to create a new feature film, “Till.” 

Will Smith and Jay Z to Co-Produce Emmett Till Miniseries for HBO

This will be Smith’s and Jay’s first collaboration since 2014’s “Annie” remake. 

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till's Murder

The teenager was killed in Money, Miss., for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk