In the Alsip cemetery where dozens of historically significant black Americans are laid to rest, the mausoleum of Mamie Till-Mobley is arguably the most prominent.
“Her pain united a nation,” reads the headstone of the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black youth whose brutal slaying in Mississippi more than 60 years ago was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
The U.S. Justice Department, it was reported Thursday, reopened the case of the slaying of the Chicago child who was killed after a woman said he whistled at her and groped her in 1955.
Emmett Till’s burial site, also at Burr Oak Cemetery, is a draw for visitors who want to pay their respects at the modest marker flanked by a small, brown rectangular sign that reads “Emmett Till Memorial Bridge.”
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