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Activists Commemorate Emmett Till’s Life 60 Years After His Brutal Murder

Even decades later, Emmett Till’s brutal death at the hands of racists in Mississippi is as relevant as ever in today’s Black Lives Matter movement. The mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, and the father of Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., will be attending a memorial dinner today for Till in Chicago. There will also be gatherings today at the church where Till’s funeral service was held and the cemetery where Till and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, are buried. Finally, there will be various other memorial events and movie screenings to commemorate Till’s life through Sunday. Organizers say the events are especially important in serving as opportunities to educate local teens on the history of racism and violence projected at America’s Black youth. Read more at the NY Times.

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