The case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered after whistling at a white woman in 1955 in Money, Mississippi, is being reopened. According to the New York Times, “in late March, the Department of Justice said it had reopened its inquiry “based upon the discovery of new information,” but it did not elaborate and declined to comment further on Thursday. The government has not announced any new charges in connection with its investigation, and it is unclear whether prosecutors will ultimately be able to bring a case against anyone.”
Till’s case would go on to spark a major shift in the Civil Rights movement. Last year the case found its way back in the news when Till’s accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, admitted to lying to the FBI that Till touched her.
Earlier this year Taraji P. Hensonrevealed that her production company, TPH Productions, is slated to release the story of Till.