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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.
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.
For AURN News, this is Clay Cane