© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KCUR FM is operating at lower power and KCUR HD1 & HD2 (Classical) are off air while Kansas City PBS performs repair work. Signals will be restored this afternoon.

Senator Talent teams with local activist Alvin Sykes aiming to solve civil rights murders

1779504-1526241068.jpg

By Frank Morris

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-483487.mp3

Senator Talent teams with local activist Alvin Sykes aiming to solve civil rights murders

Kansas City, MO – U.S. Rep. Jim Talent, and civil rights activist Alvin Sykes met last week in Kansas City to celebrate passage of a "cold case" bill that would establish an Unsolved Crimes Section within the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The bill was inspired by Sykes, who was instrumental in the government's reopening of the Emmett Till case, a 14-year-old who was murdered in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman.

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make non-profit journalism available for everyone.