Feds to Re-Open Case of 1955 Murder of Emmett Till

The Justice Department announced this week that it was re-opening an investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American Chicago resident who was kidnapped and murdered in August 1955 while visiting family in Money, Miss. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Keith Beauchamp, a filmmaker from New York who spent the last nine years making the documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till. Other guests include Emmett Till's cousin Simeon Wright and trial attorney Raymond Brown.



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