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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till for showing us
the courage of those who stood up to the southern bigots, racists, and murderers.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2006) - 70 minutes
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till at Amazon.com

The Civil Rights Movement didn’t just start with Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks. It started with Emmett Till.

The film that helped reopen one of history's most notorious cold case civil rights murders is the result of the director's 10-year journey to uncover the truth. Many consider this case to be the major catalyst for the American Civil Rights Movement that changed the course of history.

In August 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, 14 year-old Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle's home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of oldest Southern taboos: whistling at a white women in public.

This groundbreaking film shows unprecedented accounts by first-hand witnesses, many speaking out for the first time, and the discovery of potentially guilty parties still living and liable for prosecution.

7-12-18 US reopens investigation of Emmett Till slaying 63 years later
The US government has reopened an investigation into the 1955 murder of a black 14-year-old boy whose death galvanised the civil rights movement.. A Department of Justice (DOJ) report states the agency had received "new information" about the Emmett Till case, but offered no further details. Till was murdered in Mississippi after a white woman accused him of making lewd remarks and touching her. A recent book quoted the woman as admitting she lied in her testimony. The DOJ investigation was announced to lawmakers on 26 March, but has come to light this week after a report by the Associated Press. It is unclear what new information prompted the government to reopen the case, but a book published last year, The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B Tyson, had said Carolyn Donham, the white woman who testified against Till, admitted she lied about the teenager's actions in 1955 during a 2008 interview. "Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him," Mr Tyson's book quotes Donham, now in her 80s, as saying. In a letter to a US lawmaker last year, Acting Assistant Attorney General T E Wheeler II had said that the DOJ was "assessing whether the newly revealed statement could warrant additional investigation", the Clarion-Ledger reported. Last April, the Ledger reported that Till's relatives had urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reopen the case.

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till for showing us
the courage of those who stood up to the southern bigots, racists, and murderers.