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Teachers Fired over Emmett Till Poem

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Teachers Fired over Emmett Till Poem

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Teachers Fired over Emmett Till Poem

Teachers Fired over Emmett Till Poem

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Two teachers have been fired from a Los Angeles charter school because they planned to have students read a poem about Emmett Till. Till was the 14-year-old black youth lynched 57 years ago in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

How should black history be taught in schools? Elaine Mosley, chief officer of education for the Betty Shabazz International Charter School in Chicago, Ill., offers her insights in a conversation with Cheryl Corley.