Revisiting a Martyrdom

Van Biema, David; Baughn, Alice Jackson; Thigpen, David; van Dyk, Deirdre
May 2004
Time;5/24/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 21, p57
Reports on how a documentary film but a novice filmmakers has opened a 50 year-old murder case in Mississippi. The case of 14 year-old Emmett Till who was killed for whistling at a white woman and whose killers when free; Belief by residents of the down that many others participated in the murder of the black teen but were identified; Till's murder which was the first great symbolic martyrdom of the civil rights era; How the two men who confessed to Look magazine got off; Why some believe they did not act alone; How the filmmaker Keith Beauchamp stirred up memories and the possibility of a new trial.


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