Emmett Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights MovementA wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.
Emmett Till's Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His MurderIt was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
Witness To Emmett Till Murder Dies At Age 76Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.
Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon MartinSpeakers 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.
Death Of Trayvon Martin Strikes Chord In ChicagoThe 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.
Emmett Till Museum Still In Jeopardy At Burr Oak CemeteryA published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.