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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 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...