US reopens investigation into Emmett Till murder case from 1955

Two men, who later admitted to the civil rights-era murder that had become a symbol of racial oppression and violence, were found not guilty by an all-white jury in Mississippi.

One of the most notorious cases of racial violence in US history will be reopened by federal investigators.

The lynching of black teenage boy Emmett Till in 1955 shocked the nation and spurred the growing civil rights movement.


Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.