January 28, 2017: Emmett Till

Jan 29, 2017, 06:34 AM
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For six decades, she has been the silent woman linked to one of the most notorious crimes in the nation’s history, the lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy. But all these years later, a historian says that the woman has broken her silence, and acknowledged that the most incendiary parts of the story she and others told about Emmett — claims that seem tame today but were more than enough to get a black person killed in Jim Crow-era Mississippi — were false. Hear Bob Dylan’s song about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVKTx9YlKls