The government has reopened the case of the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till. Emmett Till was 14 when he was beaten, shot and mutilated in Money, Mississippi, four days after it was alleged that he had flirted with a White woman. The woman’s husband, Roy Bryant, and J.W. Milam were charged with Emmett Till’s murder, but the two White men were later acquitted of the crime by an all-White jury. The pair later confessed in a paid magazine interview to abducting and killing the teenager. The two men have since died, in 1994 and 1981, respectively. More here.