Vox Sentences: Emmett Till might get justice in the end

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The Department of Justice reopened the investigation into Emmett Till’s murder
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The US Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the infamous, racially motivated murder of Emmett Till. Till was the black 14-year-old boy brutally beaten, lynched, and killed in 1955. [CNN / Eliott C. McLaughlin]
The DOJ told Congress they had received “new information” on the murder that motivated them to inquire once again. The investigation was closed in 2007, years after the deaths of the investigation’s suspects. [AP / Jay Reeves]
Emmett Till was abducted and murdered in August of 1955 after Carolyn Bryant Donham, a white woman, accused Till of wolf-whistling at and grabbing her. [USA Today / John Bacon]
Her then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, were two of six that tortured, lynched, and drowned Till. The two were prosecuted for the murder and acquitted by an all-white jury. They confessed to the murder a year later but could not be tried again. [LA Times / Jenny Jarvie]
Till’s mother, Mamie, chose to leave the casket open and the image of Till’s beaten body was seen by tens of thousands thanks to publications that ran the photo. Till’s death and the open casket are widely regarded as having “galvanized the civil rights movement.” [P.R. Lockhart / Vox]
The Justice Department didn’t provide a reason for their decision. However, people familiar with the case say the book “The Blood of Emmett …read more

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