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“I said ‘No…let the people see what I’ve seen.’ I was just willing to bear it all. I think everybody needed to know what had happened to Emmett Till.”

Mamie Till Mobley

Emmett Till‘s mother explained in PBS documentary why she decided to leave her son’s casket open during his funeral in 1955 in Chicago, where an estimated 50,000 visitors saw his disfigured face. Aug. 28 marks 60 years since the 14-year-old was brutally beaten and killed in Mississippi by two white men, who admitted guilt but were acquitted.


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