Till's casket headed to Smithsonian

August 27, 2009 9:41:47 AM PDT
The casket that once held Emmett Till's body will become an exhibit at the Smithsonian's planned National Museum Of African American History.During the investigation of alleged re-selling at Burr Oak Cemetery, officials found Till's casket rusting in a shed. (WATCH: Till's casket found rottting)

The 14-year-old was murdered in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

His murder became a rallying cry for the civil rights movement.

Till's family is expected to make an announcement Friday, the 54th anniversary of his murder.


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