TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 12, 2018
The investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a case that was instrumental in building momentum for the civil rights movement, has been re-opened in light of new information, The Associated Press reports. Till’s cousin, Wheeler Parker, confirmed that law enforcement has spoken with him about the case in recent months. A book released last year brought renewed attention to the case, in which an African-American 14-year-old was beaten and shot for reportedly whistling at a white woman.