Revisiting a Martyrdom

Inspired by a novice filmmaker, prosecutors launch a new investigation into the murder of Emmett Till

A woman's voice in the dark, a voice that meant death. That is what they talk about, the children who survived, even as the decades pass and their hair grays. Not just about the two famous killers with a flashlight and a gun wresting a boy from his bed 49 years ago, but about those who helped them. Simeon Wright, who was lying next to his cousin Emmett Till that fateful Mississippi night, remembers the intruders well enough. But, he tells TIME, he also recalls a third man out on the porch. And he repeats his deceased father Mose's recollection that...

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