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Emmet Till

Will the Killing of Trayvon Martin Catalyze a Movement Like Emmett Till Did?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The eerie parallels between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the murder of Emmett Till 58 years ago -- including the outrageous acquittals of their killers -- remind us that despite many years of racial progress, our criminal justice system remains a bastion of bias and bigotry.

Racism, the U.S. Justice System, and the Trayvon Martin Verdict

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Black president or not, juries will continue to set white perpetrators free while wrongfully convicting African Americans so long as a "jury of your peers" means an exclusively or predominately white jury.

Rescuing Amanda: A Pretty White Girl in a Black Man's Arms

James Heffernan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
James Heffernan

To feel the full force of Ramsey's statement, you have to know something about the history of race relations in this nation and in particular about the role that white woman have played -- or been made to play -- in the incrimination and lynching of black men.

Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and the Resurgence of Injustice

Keith A. Beauchamp | Posted 06.25.2012 | Black Voices
Keith A. Beauchamp

57 years after the murder of Emmett Louis Till, who would have thought that we would find ourselves once again confronted with the never healing sore of Injustice?

Emmett Till Memorial Fund Scam Part Of Burr Oak Cemetery Scheme

Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The woman behind a long-running scheme to dig up bodies and resell the grave sites in a historic African American cemetery also embezzled funds from a...