Newsweek - - Special Report -

A grief-stricken Mamie Bradley at the 1955 fu­neral of her 14-yearold son, Em­mett Till, bru­tally mur­dered af­ter be­ing falsely ac­cused of whistling at a white woman. His death be­came a po­tent sym­bol of the civil rights move­ment. Be­low: The killers, Roy Bryant, left, and J.W. Milam, along with their wives, cel­e­brate af­ter their ac­quit­tal. The all-white male jury came to its de­ci­sion in just over an hour.

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