Wreath-laying concludes weekend honoring Till

August 30, 2010 8:40:29 AM PDT
A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the gravesites of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley in south suburban Alsip Sunday. The ceremony was held by the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation at Burr Oak Cemetery and concluded a weekend-long commemoration of the Chicago teenager whose murder was a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

Till was killed after whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi 55 years ago. Saturday was the 55th anniversary of his death.