Wreath-laying concludes weekend honoring Till
August 29, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the gravesites of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley in south suburban Alsip Sunday.
The ceremony was held by the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation at Burr Oak Cemetery and concluded a weekend-long commemoration of the Chicago teenager whose murder was a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
Till was killed after whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi 55 years ago. Saturday was the 55th anniversary of his death.
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