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'Beckapalooza' Tramples Emmett Till Anniversary

Chris Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

Dr. King's 1963 speech itself fell on a significant anniversary -- the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, who was accused of whistling at a white woman on his visit with relatives in the Mississippi Delta.

Emmett Till's Old Casket Moved From Burr Oak As Civil Rights Icon Is Catalyst Once Again

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When his mother put the battered body of 14-year-old Emmett Till in the ground more than 50 years ago, it was supposed to be the end o...

Emmett Till's Original Casket Found Rusting In Shack At Burr Oak Cemetery

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — Some horrified relatives who searched Friday for loved ones' plots at a historic black cemetery at the center of a gravedigging sc...

Emmett Till Memorial Fund Scam Part Of Burr Oak Cemetery Scheme

Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The woman behind a long-running scheme to dig up bodies and resell the grave sites in a historic African American cemetery also embezzled funds from a...