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A bullet-riddled sign that once marked where Emmett Till's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River is now housed at the Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Miss. The historic marker was taken down after three white fraternity brothers from the University of Mississippi were pictured holding guns next to the sign. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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'Why Don't Y'all Let That Die?' Telling The Emmett Till Story In Mississippi

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Three college students posed in front of the Emmett Till memorial sign in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Instagram/Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting hide caption

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'Let The People See': It Took Courage To Keep Emmett Till's Memory Alive

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A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. The 14-year-old was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The FBI has reopened the investigation into his lynching. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

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Journalist Simeon Booker, center, is presented with a Phoenix Award at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Ann Heisenfelt/AP hide caption

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