In an unanimous vote, the House passed a bill to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, the Associated Press reports.

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Janet Langhart Cohen, left, author of the play "Anne and Emmett," leans down to touch a plaque while planting a tree in honor of Emmett Till, a young African-American killed in 1955, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She is joined by, from left, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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FILE – This undated portrait shows Emmett Louis Till, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in the Mississippi Delta in August 1955 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman working in a store. The House has unanimously passed a bill posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager murdered by white supremacists in the 1950s, and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. The bill is meant to honor Till and his mother with the highest civilian honor that Congress awards. (AP Photo/File)

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In an unanimous vote, the House passed a bill to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, the Associated Press reports.  The National Museum of African American History will receive the medal and display it near Till’s casket.

FILE – Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the “Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act” on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Feb. 26, 2020. Emmett Till, pictured at right, was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In 1955, Emmett, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was visiting relatives in Mississippi. The then-Carolyn Bryant, a white woman, accused Emmett of whistling and making sexual advances toward her. An all white jury acquitted the men of murder charges, but they later confessed in Look magazine.. Till-Mobley, who died in 2003, insisted on an open casket so the world could see her son’s brutalized body. The photos would help to spark the civil rights movement.

President Joe Biden poses for photos after signing the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Janet Langhart Cohen, left, author of the play “Anne and Emmett,” leans down to touch a plaque while planting a tree in honor of Emmett Till, a young African-American killed in 1955, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She is joined by, from left, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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