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Alexandra is a freelance writer and editor and a documentary photographer based in Savannah, Georgia. Look for her writing in the NEW YORK TIMES Styles section, THE NATION Art & Books vertical, THE DAILY BEAST science vertical, THE BELIEVER, THE BITTER SOUTHERNER, and elsewhere. 

She is a senior editor at DVEIGHT, a print lifestyle magazine published in Upstate New York, and managing editor at BEING PATIENT, a science and news site focused on neurodegenerative diseases and brain health. 

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UNFINISHED STORY OF

EMMETT TILL

IN THE DELTA

Emmett Till was murdered, and his murderers were acquitted, in the Mississippi Delta 65 years ago. Commemorators still struggle with what’s history and what’s hearsay.

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