Chicago Tonight

60 Years Later: The Murder of Emmett Till

Clip: 08/24/2015 | 5m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

The death of the 14-year-old Chicago boy, brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1965, became far more than just another lynching during the Jim Crow era. His mother's decision to display the mutilated body of Emmett Till during his funeral altered the course of history by invigorating a movement. Till's family remembers his life and his death, and compares his story to those we hear today.

Aired: 08/24/15

Rating: NR

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