The Emmet Till Historical Casket will be moved to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. This has been reported by ABC 7 news in Chicago. This was a courageous gesture by the family. The casket will be a useful tool to teach folks about Civil Rights.
The original casket was supposed to be preserved at Burr Oak Cemetery In July the Cook County Sheriff found the coffin desecrated , with a family of possums living inside. The owners of Burr Oak Cemetery Perpetua Inc, insulted not just the Emmet Till Family but the civil rights movement in general.
“How humble and how honored we are that the family would entrust this important and personal object to the Smithsonian Institution, to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, said Lonnie Bunch, of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History.”
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