ATLANTA (AP) _ A relative of a black teenager killed because he allegedly whistled at a white woman during the civil rights era says she still fears race-related violence, even more than 50 years after the incident.
Priscilla Sterling, whose grandfather was a cousin of Emmett Till's mother, was in Atlanta on Saturday to meet with other people who had relatives killed during the civil rights era. The retreat was organized by the Syracuse University College of Law's Cold Case Justice Initiative.
Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was killed after he was accused of whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955.
Even though Sterling was born several years after, she says the slaying still makes her worry her black brother could be a victim of violence because he is married to a white woman.
Pictured above is Emmett Till.