Op-ed: We must teach hard historical truths of Emmett Till’s murder

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy from Chicago who was killed by two white Mississippians for whistling in the presence of a white woman. “The news of Emmett’s death caused many people to participate in the cry for justice and equal rights, including myself,” wrote Rosa Parks, the first lady of civil rights. Read more in The Herald News of Fall River, the New Bedford Standard-Times, MassLive, MetroWest Daily, Real Clear Education, and The Patriot Ledger