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Today in history: Sept. 23
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Today in history: Sept. 23

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In 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black teenager Emmett Till. The two men later admitted to the crime in an interview with Look magazine, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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