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The Murder of Emmett Till

By Skye

In 1955, the 14 year old Emmett Till, from Chicago, was visiting some relatives in Mississippi when he was brutally murdered. Emmett's mother, Mamie, decided to have an open casket funeral so that the world could see what had been done to him. When Emmett's murderers were acquitted, Emmett's casket became a symbol to the Civil Rights Movement. In this episode, Skye discusses Emmett's murder, the details surrounding this case, and the impact his death made.

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