Remembering Emmett Till's 1955 Murder in Mississippi
This week marks the 63rd anniversary of the death of Emmett Till, a black teenager who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955. University of Kansas Professor Dave Tell is the author of the forthcoming book "Remembering Emmett Till," which revisits the myths surrounding the murder that touched off the civil rights movement. Reporter Carla Eckels, of KMUW Radio, has more on the professor's book and his efforts to set the record straight about Emmett Till's death.
That's Reporter Carla Eckels, of KMUW Radio in Wichita, speaking with KU Professor Dave Tell about his forthcoming book, "Remembering Emmett Till. Professor Tell is a consultant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission. He's also the founder of the Emmett Till Memory Project, which uses a GPS-enabled smartphone app to remember the slain teenager. Rather than erecting new physical signs in Mississippi that might continue to be vandalized, Professor Tell says this is "a form of remembrance that can neither be stolen nor shot.”