Witness To Emmett Till Lynching, Dies In Chicago Suburb
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:46
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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CHICAGO -- A witness who went into hiding after testifying at the Emmett Till trial about hearing the lynching victim's screams has died in a Chicago suburb at the age of 76.
After the 1955 trial, Willie Louis fled his native Mississippi for Chicago. He changed his name and told no one of his connection to the case, not even his future wife.