After Emmett Till

Emmett Till’s murder trial inspired the likes of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Today I visit the Tallahatchie County Courthouse and walk in the footsteps of those present for those historic 67 minutes. 67 minutes is all it took for an all white jury to deliberate after a 5 day trial and come toContinue reading “After Emmett Till”

The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)

Today I visited the locations of Emmett Till’s kidnapping, murder, and eventual discovery. While these were not easy to find, it was important to walk through these historical locations to help remember this tragic event that sparked the Civil Rights movement in America. Rosa Parks said that she thought of Emmett Till when she refusedContinue reading “The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)”

What Happened to Emmett Till? (part 1 of 3)

Emmett Till’s murder in August of 1955 inspired the civil rights icons like Rosa Parks and Marin Luther King Jr. igniting the Civil Rights movement in America. In Part 1 of our 3 part mini series, we visit Money, Mississippi; the site of Bryant’s Grocery where Carolyn Bryant falsely accused Emmett Till of assault. Intro:Continue reading “What Happened to Emmett Till? (part 1 of 3)”

On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma

Betsy Aardsma was murdered in “the stacks” of the Penn State University library in November of 1969. Despite a primary suspect, the police were never able to gather enough hard evidence to arrest anyone. Join me as I take you through the locations on the Penn State Campus where Betsy lived, studied, and sadly died.Continue reading “On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma”