1955 Lynching Case Re-Opened The Justice Department re-opens the case of Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, reportedly for whistling at a white woman. No one has been convicted for the crime. According to the Justice Department, new data and a film documentary indicate that others who may have been involved are still alive. Melanie Peeples reports.
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Justice Dept. Re-Opens 1955 Lynching Case

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Justice Dept. Re-Opens 1955 Lynching Case

Justice Dept. Re-Opens 1955 Lynching Case

Justice Dept. Re-Opens 1955 Lynching Case

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The Justice Department re-opens the case of Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, reportedly for whistling at a white woman. No one has been convicted for the crime. According to the Justice Department, new data and a film documentary indicate that others who may have been involved are still alive. Melanie Peeples reports.