Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP member

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In this photo provided by John Ashworth, chairperson of the Elbert Williams Memorial Committee, Elbert Williams poses for a photo with members of the NAACP branch in Brownsville, Tenn. Williams, a charter member of the branch, was killed by unknown assailants on June 20, 1940. Williams' unsolved slaying has prompted the placing of a historic marker in Brownsville, a service held in his honor, and an effort by retired lawyer Jim Emison to reopen the case. (NAACP Brownsville Branch via AP)

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

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