Among those who helped plant a tree at the U.S. capitol in memory of the 1955 racial killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till (from left): Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, Janet Langhart Cohen, author of the play "Anne and Emmett,” Democratic Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Republican Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine and Roger Wicker of Mississippi. (Courtesy of Sen. Thad Cochran's office)
Among those who helped plant a tree at the U.S. capitol in memory of the 1955 racial killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till (from left): Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, Janet Langhart Cohen, author of the play "Anne and Emmett,” Democratic Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Republican Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine and Roger Wicker of Mississippi. (Courtesy of Sen. Thad Cochran's office) McClatchy
Among those who helped plant a tree at the U.S. capitol in memory of the 1955 racial killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till (from left): Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, Janet Langhart Cohen, author of the play "Anne and Emmett,” Democratic Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Republican Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine and Roger Wicker of Mississippi. (Courtesy of Sen. Thad Cochran's office) McClatchy

Tree planted for Emmett Till, whose slaying helped spark civil rights movement

November 17, 2014 6:29 PM