Crime

Emmett Till Lynching

A heartbreaking reminder of the pervasive bigotry and brutality that afflicted America in the middle of the twentieth century, Emmett Till’s tragedy is a powerful illustration of the futility of revenge. A black Chicago kid named Emmett Till, aged 14, was brutally killed in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white

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Freedom Summer Murders

Freedom Summer Murders An important turning point in the American Civil Rights Movement occurred in 1964 with the case of the Mississippi Burning, commonly known as the Freedom Summer Murders. Violence against African Americans and civil rights workers in the Deep South received widespread attention after the disappearance and death of three activists in Neshoba

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