PBS NewsHour

What we know about the reopened Emmett Till murder case

Clip: 07/12/2018 | 8m 55s Video has closed captioning.

Based on new information, the Justice Department is reopening the investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the African-American boy whose brutal killing by two white men in Mississippi became a galvanizing event that helped spark the civil rights movement in America. William Brangham gets reaction from Sen. Doug Jones, R-Ala.

Aired: 07/12/18

Rating: NR

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