The Day That Emmett Died

Jackson Free Press | December 1, 2005
It was Saturday night, Aug. 27, 1955, when a group of men in Mississippi beat, tortured and murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till for whistling at a white woman. Lea Thomas revisits the events of his last day.

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