Emmett Till

The gruesome 1955 lynching of Black teen Emmett Till ignited a civil rights movement led by his mom, Mamie Till-Mobley, and now both will soon be recognized by the Senate for their pain & suffering after a bill was passed to posthumously award them with the Congressional Gold Medal.

U.S. Justice Department reopened the investigation into the horrific lynching of Emmett Till in 2018 after a book, The Blood of Emmett Till, quoted Carolyn Bryant as saying she lied when she claimed Emmett whistled at her and made sexual advances. But on Monday, the probe was closed with no new charges being filed.

Famed actress Whoopi Goldberg is set to co-star and produce a film about Emmett Till’s unfortunate 1955 lynching, but plans to do so by telling the tragic tale from the perspective of his mom, Mamie Till-Mobley.

Fairfax comparing his experience to the definitive state sanctioned killings of two Black men whose deaths heightened the social justice movement is troubling.

The tragically short life of Emmett Till became a tipping point for the Civil Rights Movement, and his enduring legacy serves as a reminder not much as changed in America. However, the nation will recognize the church that held his funeral will be listed as one of the Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States.

The film will also follow Mamie Till Mobley and her fight for justice for her son.

The U.S. Department of Justice may re-open its investigation into the 1955 gruesome murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi.

African-American artists are slamming a painting based on pictures of Emmett Till produced by a White artist for the Biennial exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum of Art.

The Tallahatchie County Courthouse, where Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were tried and acquitted in Emmett Till’s death in 1955, is being converted into a museum.

Emmett Till's family is calling for a new investigation after a new book reveals that his accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, lied about a claim that led to his lynching.