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Emmett Till

Ahmad Aubrey

It was a lynching in the 21st Century

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Sen. Hank Sanders — It was a lynching. It was a lynching on February 23, 2020. It was a lynching in Brunswick, Georgia. It was a lynching in the United States of America. It was a lynching in the 21st Century. The video is so graphic. It makes my whole body draw up. It makes my mind shiver. It makes my spirit whither. It challenges my hopes for Black people in…

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Mamie Till Mobley and her son, Emmett Till, whose lynching in 1955 became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. | Photo: Mamie Till Mobley Family

US Reopens 1955 Case on Black Teen Emmett Till’s Murder

By News & Current Affairs

In August 1955, Till was beaten, shot and mutilated in Mississippi, four days after it was alleged that the Black 14-year-old from Chicago had flirted with a white woman. By teleSUR — The U.S. government has reopened an investigation into the 1955 killing of Black teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi, saying it had discovered new information in the case, which helped spark the nation’s civil rights movement. The report, sent…

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Diane Nash, right, represented the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the White House in 1963.

The Selfless Servant Leadership of the African-American Women of the Civil-Rights Movement

By Editors' Choice

These women didn’t stand on ceremony; they accepted the risks of activism and fought for worlds where others might have freedoms that they themselves would never enjoy. By Janet Dewart Bell — During the civil-rights movement, African Americans led the fight to free this country from the vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow. Though they all too often were—and remain—invisible to the public, African-American women played significant roles at all…

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