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April 17, 2012

Emmett Till

In 1955, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago stepped off a bus in Mississippi into a world of class systems and taboos. Days later, the teen, Emmett Till, was murdered and thrown into a river. Dick talks with playwright Mike Wiley, who performed in Dar He, a film about Till's murder, about how the case became a touchstone that still echoes today.

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