“Emmet Till” Historical Casket moved to Smithsonian-YourFuneralGuy

28 Aug

National Museum of African-American History and Culture  where the Emmet Till historical casket will be kept

National Museum of African-American History and Culture where the Emmet Till historical casket will be kept

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.

Snippet From ABC 7 Chicago:

“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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National Museum of African-American History and Culture picture from http://nmaahc.si.edu/

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