Most Mississippi civil rights history leads back to the widespread outrage over the Till case in the summer of 1955.
Till, the highly-praised film documenting the life and tragic lynching of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, as well as his mother Mamie Till-Mobley's fight for justice, received ZERO nominations. Now, Till's family is expressing their sadness over the Oscars overlooking this pivotal story in American history.
Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley are posthumously being honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.
The Mississippi attorney general's office said Carolyn Bryant Donham's memoir and arrest warrant aren't enough "new evidence" to reopen Emmett Till's case.
The woman at the center of Emmett Till's death dictated “I Am More Than A Wolf Whistle” more than a decade ago. It represents the first time she has spoken openly about the case.
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