Today's 1-A NPR radio show with Joshua Jackson featured a discussion with Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till, which revealed that the woman who had accused 14-year-old Till of molesting her fifty years ago finally admitted that she her testimony was fabricated. Because of this lie, Till was abducted, beaten, mutilated, and shot and his body was consigned to the Tallahatchie River. The act brought national and international attention to violent racism in the American South. After being acquitted of Till's killing, the two accused freely boasted of committing the murder, knowing that they could never be charged again for the crime.
A sad and shameful time for america and for humanity.
Anyway, this got me thinking about this classic Billie Holiday song. I've posted it before, but some things need repeating.