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August 28, 1955

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Emmett Till ~ 14 year old was kidnapped in Money, Mississippi, after he was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was found brutally murdered 4 days later. (Category : People)
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The story of Till’s murder was in the news for weeks and sparked the Civil Rights Movement.  Jet magazine published the photo of his corpse, touching and outraging people nationwide.

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