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6 decades later, acquittal of Emmett Till's killers troubles town
Sep. 25, 2015
The murder of the 14-year-old black boy and subsequent trial before an all-white jury was an early landmark in the civil rights movement.
Reflecting on the legacy of Emmett Till
Aug. 28, 2015
On the 60th Anniversary of his murder, cousin Airickca Gordon-Taylor discusses Till's place in the history of the Civil Rights movement and how he's remembered today.
The Civil Rights Movement’s invisible man
May. 5, 2012
Bayard Rustin served as an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was the lead organizer behind the 1963 March on Washington. So why has he been expunged from the pages of history?
Chicago SNCC History Project helps 'Tell the Story' of civil rights movement
Oct. 20, 2011
Over the weekend, Chicago will expand its collection of civil rights history when the
Tell the Story
exhibit opens at the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Wading into Chicago's segregated past
Aug. 4, 2011
Violence is deeply rooted in Chicago’s history. Racial tensions contributed to that sad truth for years but in 1960s, it was a truth many young people could no longer swallow. They confronted hate with, of all things, non-violent demonstrations.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Civil rights movement under attack
Jun. 20, 2011
The Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke out about employment inequality on Monday, saying the civil rights movement is under attack.Jackson spoke in Chicago at the 40th annual Rainbow PUSH conference.
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