Thursday, May 05, 2005

Emmitt Till Update
I didn't know about this yesterday when I linked to my post from a year ago to try and help out "Emmitt Till" searchers, but today brings an update and new development in the re-opened case.
The F.B.I. said on Wednesday that it would exhume the body of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black Chicagoan whose killing 50 years ago in the segregated South helped fuel the civil rights movement, to determine the cause of his death.

The plans come one year after federal prosecutors and the authorities in Mississippi reopened the investigation, prompted in part by two documentary films about the crime.

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