Abby has written CD’s Further column since 2008. A longtime, award-winning journalist, she moved to the Maine woods in the early 70s, where she spent a dozen years building a house, thinning the carrots, hauling too much water, experiencing true if ragged community, and writing. Having come of political age during the Vietnam War, she has long been involved in women’s, labor, anti-war, social justice and refugee rights issues.
[top] Descendants of Emmett Till gather next to the remains of Bryant’s Grocery Store in Money, Mississippi in August 2015, 60 years after Emmett Till and his cousin, Wheeler Parker, went to buy bubble gum at the store while visiting from Chicago. The brutal murder of Till, 14, helped spark the civil rights movement. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
[Bottom] Emmett Till in life and in death.