Willie Louis, key witness to Emmett Till lynching who told of boy's screams, dies in Illinois

  • by: JASON KEYSER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 24, 2013 - 2:10 PM

CHICAGO — Hearing the screams of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till from inside a Mississippi barn left a teenage field hand with an unbearable choice. He could tell a courtroom and risk paying for it with his life or keep quiet and let those screams eat away at his conscience.

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