Body of Emmett Till to Be Exhumed

The Emmett Till Case

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The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement. The two men accused of killing Till were acquitted and have since died. But federal authorities believe there may be more to learn about the crime and plan to exhume his body within weeks.

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