New Piece for CounterPunch: “From Emmett Till to George Floyd”

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Emmett Till portraits
Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

Several years ago a man called me and apologized for taking my time, but explained he had to speak with me since he was writing about the Emmett Till murder trial and “you are the only one who was there who is still alive.”

I am still here, and I now see headlines comparing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to that of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.

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Dan Wakefield

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