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US government reopening investigation of Emmet Till

America has had some embarrassing moments in its history of how African American people were treated in the past. One of the most staining stories in its sordid history of racism is the one of young Emmet Till.

A black teenager was brutally slain in 1955 after a white woman lied on him and claimed he offended her by whistling at her at a local piggly wiggly in Money, Mississippi.

This would be a catalyst for the beginning of the civil rights movement.

The US federal government reopened the investigation into this murder. The case was originally closed in 2007. Authorities claimed the suspect were deceased. In March of 2018 the Justice Department reported to congress they received “new information.”

 

 

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