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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Unsung hero in Emmett Till case dies in Chicago area hospital

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- A witness to the Mississippi killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 died at a suburban Chicago hospital of intestinal bleeding.
Mountain Dew drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric

Mountain Dew drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Soft drink brand Mountain Dew said Friday it cut ties with U.S. hip-hop artist Lil Wayne because one of his lyrics defiled civil rights icon Emmett Till.
Emmett Till's family: Lil Wayne 'falls short' of apology

Emmett Till's family: Lil Wayne 'falls short' of apology

ROBBINS, Ill., May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Lil Wayne's attempt to mend fences with civil rights icon Emmett Till's family over an offensive lyric "falls short," a family representative said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

New Smithsonian site to house Till casket

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The director of the Smithsonian Institution's new African-American museum says his site will house the casket of slain civil rights figure Emmett Till.
Till casket could be sent to Miss. museum

Till casket could be sent to Miss. museum

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., July 16 (UPI) -- A casket that once held slain civil rights figure Emmett Till should be relocated to a civil rights museum in Philadelphia, Miss., a California lawmaker.

Emmett Till casket moved from Burr Oak

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- The casket of slain civil rights icon Emmett Till has been moved from Burr Oak Cemetery to a police building in Chicago for safe keeping, authorities said.

Violated cemetery now a crime scene

ALSIP, Ill., July 11 (UPI) -- The entire Chicago-area cemetery where employees allegedly violated graves has been declared a crime scene, police said Saturday.
Emmett Till's family seeking casket

Emmett Till's family seeking casket

ALSIP, Ill., July 10 (UPI) -- The family of Emmett Till says it wants to relocate a casket that once held the late civil rights icon's body from a cemetery in Alsip, Ill.

Police: Cemetery workers emptied graves

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- The manager of a historic black cemetery in Chicago and three gravediggers were charged Thursday with dismembering human bodies.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Feds prosecute 1960s KKK slayings

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said a federal jury in southern Mississippi has found a former Ku Klux Klan member guilty in the 1964 slayings of two black men.

School program plans prompt firings

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles charter school has fired two teachers who supported a Black History Month program honoring slain teenager Emmett Till.

No indictment in 1955 Emmett Till case

GREENWOOD, Miss., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Mississippi grand jury failed to indict the ex-wife of one of the late defendants tried in the 1955 killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a report says.

Emmett Till case to get grand jury review

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Mississippi grand jury will review whether any additional charges should be filed in the 1955 slaying of black teenager Emmett Till.

Unfunded civil rights landmark in disarray

GREENWOOD, Miss., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A famed Mississippi store that helped launch the U.S. civil rights movement is reportedly in disarray as its owners have failed to garner appropriate funding.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Prosecutor faces tough choice in 1955 case

GREENWOOD, Miss., March 22 (UPI) -- A Mississippi prosecutor faces a tough decision of whether to file charges in the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, a case that fueled the civil rights movement.

No time to file federal murder charges

CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 must be prosecuted in Mississippi state court as there is no more time to file federal charges in the case.

Ban proposed for honorary street signs

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- Controversy over a proposed honorary Chicago street sign for Illinois Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton is fueling calls to ban all such honorary signs.

Emmett Till's church may become landmark

CHICAGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Chicago is considering landmark status for the church where the mother of Emmett Till added fuel the rapidly growing civil rights movement, a report said.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Body identified as Emmett Till

SUMNER, Miss., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A body exhumed from an Illinois cemetery has reportedly been identified as Emmett Till, the teenage boy killed by racists in 1955.
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