The 1955 Emmett Till Murder Case Has Been Reopened

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In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was tortured and murdered in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at, grabbing, and make sexual advances towards Carolyn Donham, a white woman.

Two men were acquitted for the murder, but they later admitted to killing the teenager in a magazine interview, saying that was just how things worked in Mississippi.

His death would serve as fuel for much of the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on the bus.

This week, the federal government has reopened the investigation into his murder because they have received additional information about the case.

Although the government will not say what the information is, it may be evidence that Donham lied about the interaction with Till.

Read the full story at CNN

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