This weekend marks 66 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered by two white men in Sumner, Mississippi. A white woman, Carolyn Bryant, had accused the young black teen from Chicago of sexual advances, an accusation she later admitted was a lie. The men kidnapped him, beat him, and threw him in the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin tied around his neck. They were acquitted by an all white jury. Till’s death sparked the efforts of civil rights activists such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. Correspondent Diane Roberts takes us inside the Emmett Till Interpretive Center and the efforts to preserve Till’s legacy. 



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