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1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

A team searching the basement of a Mississippi courthouse for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim who initiated the hunt want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years later.
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Emmett Till's Family Seeks Arrest After Finding 1955 Warrant

The Tallahatchie River is where historians say Emmett Till's body was recovered. A new piece of history recovered this week: A circuit clerk says he found a warrant that was supposed to be issued to the White woman in this case who accused the Black teen of whistling at her in 1955, which was a violation of an unwritten code in Jim Crow South.
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It’s been nearly 70 years since Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta, but his family has not given up on justice. Last week, a search team that includes Till family members Deborah and Teri Watts discovered the original, unserved arrest warrant for the only living accomplice to Till’s death in the basement of the Leflore County courthouse in Greenwood.
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New evidence in Emmett Till case spurs fresh calls for an arrest

A newly discovered, unserved arrest warrant is spurring calls for a new investigation into the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black boy lynched in Mississippi in 1955, and to charge a woman whose accusations led to his killing. While searching a courthouse in Mississippi’s Leflore County last week, a...
LEFLORE COUNTY, MS