The grave marker of Emmett Till has a photo of Till and coins placed on it during a ceremony at the Burr Oak Cemetery marking the 60th anniversary of the murder of Till in Mississippi, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Alsip, Ill. One of the last bills President Barack Obama could sign into law would extend the life of a Department of Justice program designed to investigate cold cases and unsolved lynchings and murders of African-Americans through 1979.
The grave marker of Emmett Till has a photo of Till and coins placed on it during a ceremony at the Burr Oak Cemetery marking the 60th anniversary of the murder of Till in Mississippi, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Alsip, Ill. One of the last bills President Barack Obama could sign into law would extend the life of a Department of Justice program designed to investigate cold cases and unsolved lynchings and murders of African-Americans through 1979. Charles Rex Arbogast AP
The grave marker of Emmett Till has a photo of Till and coins placed on it during a ceremony at the Burr Oak Cemetery marking the 60th anniversary of the murder of Till in Mississippi, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Alsip, Ill. One of the last bills President Barack Obama could sign into law would extend the life of a Department of Justice program designed to investigate cold cases and unsolved lynchings and murders of African-Americans through 1979. Charles Rex Arbogast AP

North Carolina’s Sen. Burr backs federal program to investigate Jim Crow-era lynchings

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