Boyd, Herb; Mfuni, Tanangachi
May 2005
New York Amsterdam News;5/12/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 20, p1
The article focuses on the case of Emmett Till, who, at the age of 14, was murdered and dumped in the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi. There was a disagreement among relatives of Till, whether to exhume the body of Till. Some family members supported efforts to exhume the body, while others were adamant that it was unnecessary. Simeon Wright, Till's cousin, said that Bertha Thomas, a fourth cousin of Mamie Till Mobley, Till's mother, who died three years ago, has changed her position and will no longer block efforts to exhume Till's body. The civil rights leader chastised the federal agency and state officials in Mississippi for failing to offer an apology to Till's family for the murder and the subsequent cover-up.


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