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New Blog Post Focuses on the Legacy of Emmett Till

Emmett Till

The latest blog post from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Historical Figures Behind Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs: The Legacy of Emmett Till, highlights the impact Emmett Till's murder had on the civil rights movement and the reshaping of America.

Read the blog post to learn more about Emmett Till, the 2022 signing of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act into law, and the development of BJA's Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program, which launched in 2020. This program supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors in investigating and prosecuting cold case murders associated with civil rights violations, and supports the families and communities impacted by these crimes.

Date Published: November 1, 2022