Emmett Till's brutal murder in Mississippi catalyzed the Civil Rights movement.
Emmet Louis Till
Overviews the story of this 14-year-old boy's murder, his killers' acquittal, their sale of their confession to a magazine, and Mrs. Till's work to see that her son had not died in vain.
The Guardian - A black requiem played to old music
Gary Younge reports on the funeral in Chicago of Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, and describes the effect of Emmett's murder on the civil rights movement in the United States.
NPR - Feds to Re-Open Case of 1955 Murder of Emmett Till
Tavis Smiley talks with Keith Beauchamp, a filmmaker from New York who spent the last nine years making the documentary "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till". Other guests include Emmett Till's cousin Simeon Wright and trial attorney Raymond Brown. (May 12, 2004)