Remembering Emmett Till on anniversary of murder

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    Darryl Mace

    Darryl Mace

    As we’ve been marking the 50th anniversary of the riots in North Philadelphia this week, a new book examines an earlier incident that shares the same day and sprang from the same tensions of racial injustice.

    In 1955, the horrific murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Sumner, Mississippi, fanned unrest around the issue of civil rights. WHYY’s Dave Heller spoke with Darryl Mace, associate professor and chairman of Cabrini College’s department of history and political science, about his book, “In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle.”

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