A Mississippi grand jury is deciding not to indict the white woman who accused Emmett Till of harassment in 1955 after an unserved kidnapping warrant was found. The LeFlore County jurors north of Jackson deliberated on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. They heard more than seven hours of testimony from witnesses and investigators in the […]
Officials are unveiling a bulletproof memorial to a Civil Rights icon in Mississippi. The 500-pound steel historical marker dedicated to Emmett Till was unveiled Saturday at the spot where the 14-year-old’s body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River. The marker has a bulletproof glass front and replaces previous signs targeted by vandals. The black teen […]
The new Emmett Till Memorial sign will be bulletproof. The Emmett Till Memorial Commission announced the decision following the suspension of three University Of Mississippi students who posed against the bullet-riddled sign for a photo holding rifles. Related: The Justice Department Re-Opens Emmett Till Investigation After New Information The sign has been a target of constant […]
NEW YORK (AP) — An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it was painted by a white woman. Parker […]
The Tallahatchie County Courthouse, where Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were tried and acquitted in Emmett Till’s death in 1955 is being converted into a museum.
Emmett Till's family is calling for a new investigation after a new book reveals that his accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, lied about a claim that led to his lynching.
Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Timothy Tyson, the author of The Blood Of Emmett Till to talk about the confession that led to the death of a young Emmett. “It seems to me that she was in poor health. She hadn’t said a word since 1955. She kind of muttered, “well everyone is […]
1/30/17- Roland Martin talks to Erica Gordon, of the Mamie Till Mobley Foundation and Wheeler Parker Jr. about the stunning new details that reveal a lie told by the key witness in Emmett Till’s case. “We weren’t surprised because we always known the truth. My cousin was there…they told us the truth. We’ve always known that the […]
A memorial sign that marks the place where 14-year-old Emmett Till's mutilated body was discovered in the Tallahatchie river in 1955 is again riddled with nearly 50 bullet holes.
Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, spoke with Roland Martin about her family's contribution to the NMAAHC.
So, you want to make yours a great Labor Day holiday weekend for yourself and your family? Okay, check out some of the events discussed during my local news on this morning’s Tom Joyner Morning Show: “Anne & Emmett” a play by journalist, author, and playwright–Indy’s own–Janet Langhart Cohen. Cohen was born In Indy, raised in […]
Roland Martin talks to filmmaker Keith Beauchamp about his plans for a Emmett Till movie in light of the 60th anniversary of his death. “This…