'Trayvon Martin Before Trayvon Martin': 63 Years After Slaying, Emmett Till Still Visited Daily At Alsip Cemetery

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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'Trayvon Martin before Trayvon Martin': 63 years after slaying, Emmett Till still visited daily at Alsip cemetery
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