Justice Department reopens investigation into 63-year-old murder of Emmett Till

(CNN)The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened, according to a US Justice Department report to Congress. Emmett’s savage murder jolted a nation, spurring it to action on civil rights. Gruesome photos of the boy’s mutilated body spread across the globe, lending jarring visuals to the stories of violence and discrimination coming out of the South. Ninety-five days after the attack, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in…

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