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  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 28

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  • August 28
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    profuse pruh-FYOOS; proh- adjective; Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 28, 1955: Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old boy from Chicago visiting family in Money, Mississippi, is brutally murdered for reportedly flirting with a white woman. His death serves to galvanize the burgeoning civil rights movement.
    Number to Know
    0: The number of years the two men accused — both of whom later confessed in a magazine article — of Emmett Till’s death served in prison for his murder. Both were acquitted in what was widely seen as show trial.
    Website of the Day: Civil Rights Digital Library
    http://crdl.usg.edu/events/emmett_till_murder
    Information on the murder that proved a major turning point in the battle for civil rights in America.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress, 32.
    Daily Quote
    “I’m living life as best I can, but I’m not exempt from failure and making bad choices.” — LeAnn Rimes

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