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Posted inCrime, Reform & Abolition, Race

From the murder of Emmett Till to today, jury diversity remains elusive

Sixty-five years ago today, an all-white jury acquitted the accused murderers of Emmett Till—a 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched after allegedly offending a white woman in a local shop. The jury spent just over an hour deliberating. Months later, the suspects confessed and faced no punishment because they had already been tried. Fast-forward to […]