Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Relatives Honor Emmett till 60 Years Later

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Relatives Honor Emmett till 60 Years Later

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ALSIP, Ill. Relatives and civil rights activists gathered at the gravesite of Emmett Till to remember the black Chicago teenager 60 years after he was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The crowd surrounded the grave in Burr Oak Cemetery, south of Chicago, to listen to speeches and songs, and comfort one another with hugs. A large wreath of white flowers encircled a black and white portrait of Tills smiling face. …

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