How Emmett Till’s Tale Defines the Struggle for Racial Justice

In 2020, tales about youthful Black men and women like Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor—as nicely as those of older people like George Floyd—spotlit the persistent, terrifying specter of unjust violence and the precarity of Black everyday living in the United States. Their stories roused several in our country to outrage about their murders, and to a collective consciousness about the prevalence of race-dependent brutality in our working day-to-day life.

But tales like these are not confined to 2020 and the number of a long time that preceded it. They are section of a extensive strand—one that is

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