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Emmett Till Family Again Demands Prosecution of White Woman for Child’s Lynching

A group of people marching in front of the Mississippi state capitol building with signs and pictures of Emmett Till

The family of Emmett Till is once again calling for justice, nearly 70 years past young Till’s vicious murder, tied to a cotton-gin fan in the Tallahatchie River. Gathering at the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol’s rotunda on March 11, speakers from Emmett Till Legacy Foundation called for charges against Carolyn Bryant, now Carolyn Bryant Donham,

MFP Live: School Discipline Expert Ellen Reddy, March 17, 6 p.m. CDT

Ellen Reddy, who lives and works in Holmes County, Miss., is a long-time advocate for the rights of young people. She is also a school-discipline expert who, in 2003, helped start the the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse to identify and end the systemic factors contributing to the “pipeline” between schools and prisons.