50 Years Later, Till's Death Still Resonates with Blacks

In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was savagely beaten to death for reportedly whistling at a white woman in rural Mississippi. Fifty years later, as the FBI renews its investigation into the killing, Till's death still resonates in the memories of black baby boomers.

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