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Attorney Driven to Solve 1940 Slaying of NAACP Member

The man in the black-and-white photograph on Jim Emison's desk seems to look right into him, all but demanding to not be forgotten. Emison is doing his best to oblige. The photo features a man named Elbert Williams and two dozen other charter members of the NAACP's Brownsville branch, an audacious group of men and women who registered black voters in West Tennessee in the early days of the civil rights movement.   Williams would be dead the following year, killed by unknown...

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