60 years ago today, Emmett Till whistled at a white woman — and he was executed for it four days later

Sixty years ago Monday, Emmett Till flirted with a white woman to impress his friends — setting in motion his brutal murder that propelled the civil rights movement into action. The 14-year-old was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he and some other boys, finished picking cotton, stopped ...

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