From left: J.W. Milam, his wife, Carolyn Bryant and her husband, Roy Bryant, in a courtroom in Sumner, Mississippi, on Sept. 23, 1955. Roy Bryant and his half-brother, Milam, were charged with murder but acquitted in the kidnap-torture slaying of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till after he allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant. The men later confessed in a magazine interview but weren’t retried; both are now dead. Citing “new information,” the U.S. Justice Department has reopened the investigation into Till’s death. (AP Photo, File)

From left: J.W. Milam, his wife, Carolyn Bryant and her husband, Roy Bryant, in a courtroom in Sumner, Mississippi, on Sept. 23, 1955. Roy Bryant and his half-brother, Milam, were charged with murder but acquitted in the kidnap-torture slaying of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till after he allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant. The men later confessed in a magazine interview but weren’t retried; both are now dead. Citing “new information,” the U.S. Justice Department has reopened the investigation into Till’s death. (AP Photo, File)

Feds reopen investigation of 1955 slaying of Emmett Till

His brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement.

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