Emmett Till (1941–l1955)

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The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi
By William Bradford Huie, PBS, 27 February 2006, originally an article in Look, ca. 1955. Am account of the slaying in Mississippi of a Negro youth named Emmett Till. Last September in Sumner, Miss., a petit jury found the youth's admitted abductors not guilty of murder. In November, in Greenwood, a grand jury declined to indict them for kidnapping.
Emmett Till, Malcolm X and the capitalist state
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 20 May 2004. Till's lynching in 1955, one of countless thousands in the semi-enslaved South, was viewed by many as a major catalyst for the launching of the historic civil rights struggle.