Willie Louis, witness to 1955 murder of Emmett Till, dies at 76

Willie Louis was hidden by a local black doctor is Mississippi after agreeing to testify. Despite his testimony, the two white men accused of killing Emmett Till were acquitted. After the trial, Louis moved to Chicago and changed his last name, which had been Reed.
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( Charles Cherney / Chicago Tribune / February 10, 2009 )

Willie Louis was hidden by a local black doctor is Mississippi after agreeing to testify. Despite his testimony, the two white men accused of killing Emmett Till were acquitted. After the trial, Louis moved to Chicago and changed his last name, which had been Reed.

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