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Cold Case: Jim Emison, BA’65, Is Determined to Solve a 75-Year-Old Hate Crime and Bring Justice to Tragedy

Mar. 28, 2016—Jim Emison wants answers. A man was killed in a brutal racial incident in 1940, and his case was forgotten. The murdered man, Elbert Williams, was a member of the NAACP who organized meetings of African Americans in West Tennessee’s Haywood County. He was found in a river and buried without autopsy in an unmarked...

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Cold Case: Jim Emison, BA’65, Is Determined to Solve a 75-Year-Old Hate Crime and Bring Justice to Tragedy

Feb. 29, 2016—Emison, a retired lawyer, is investigating an unsolved murder that took place more than 75 years ago. The murdered man, Elbert Williams, was a member of the NAACP who organized meetings of African Americans in West Tennessee’s Haywood County. He was found in a river and buried without autopsy in an unmarked grave.

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