Emmett Till

Emmett Till

Witness To Emmett Till Murder Dies At Age 76

Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.

07/24/2013

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

Speakers drew comparisons between Trayvon Martin’s death and the 1955 murder of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Money Mississippi, an attack that some say triggered the modern Civil Rights movement.

07/20/2013

Trayvon Martin (Family Photo)

Death Of Trayvon Martin Strikes Chord In Chicago

The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last month in Florida, at the hands of a member of the local neighborhood watch, has been sparking outrage across the nation, including Chicago, where protesters and public officials spoke out about the shooting over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012

Emmett Till

Emmett Till Museum Still In Jeopardy At Burr Oak Cemetery

A published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011