Emmett Till was murdered 65 years ago on August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi. At only 14 years old, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, lynched and killed during a racially motivated hate crime that ultimately helped launch the modern-day civil rights movement. On August 30, 2019, Eli McClain was killed in Aurora, Colorado. The past is not past. The specter of Till’s devastating crime remains ever-present through modern-day racially motivated murders.