In the Alsip cemetery where dozens of historically significant black Americans are laid to rest, the mausoleum of Mamie Till-Mobley is arguably the most prominent. “Her pain united a nation,” reads the headstone of the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black youth whose brutal slaying in Mississippi...

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    Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley (born Mamie Elizabeth Carthan; November 23, 1921 – January 6, 2003) was the mother of Emmett Till, who was murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955, at the age of 14, after being accused for flirting with a white cashier woman, Carolyn Bryant, at the grocery store. For her son's funeral in Chicago, Mamie Till insisted that the casket containing his body be left ...
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    Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb. About five hours later, a passerby on Highway 1 near Mendocino, California, called 911 to report an SUV upside down in the surf at the bottom of a cliff. — Joe Heim And Julie Tate, chicagotribune.com, "As children begged for help, adoption system failed them," 13 July 2018 James O’Connor arrived at Sylvan Lake Park at 6 a.m. for his first day as Orlando ...
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  • Ceremony | Definition of Ceremony by Merriam-Webster
    There will be a ceremony honoring the town's veterans next week. With great ceremony, the children presented each of the visitors with a gift. He told them abruptly and without ceremony that they would have to leave.
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