Latest Emmett Till News

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

Jun. 29, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 12, 2022. Editorial: Booker’s race-baiting ad disgusting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker of Kentucky has proven time and time again that he is too woke for Kentucky. Booker was elected in the May primary...

Civil rights advocate Xernona Clayton is still 'fearless'

Jun. 08, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A key aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who helped sustain the civil rights movement in the 1960s says she’s deeply saddened by the hate crimes seeking to terrorize people across America. But Xernona Clayton has been working for racial harmony since the...

Kentucky Democrat wears noose in new ad attacking Rand Paul

Jun. 02, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrat Charles Booker appears on camera with a noose around his neck to condemn Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for blocking anti-lynching legislation two years ago — a personally searing ad for a trailblazing Black candidate who says some of his own ancestors...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Till relatives seek accuser's prosecution in 1955 kidnapping

Apr. 22, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

Stymied in their calls for a renewed investigation into the killing of Emmett Till, relatives and activists are advocating another possible path toward accountability in Mississippi: They want authorities to launch a kidnapping prosecution against the woman who set off the lynching by accusing the...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

Apr. 19, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last...

New doc charts Memphis origins of Ida B. Wells’ crusade

Apr. 16, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In July, a life-sized statue of Ida B. Wells was unveiled near the corner of Fourth and Beale, at the new Ida B. Wells Plaza. The bronze likeness joined such previous tributes to Wells as a 1990 U.S. postage stamp and a 2020 Pulitzer Prize “special...