Mamie Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, dies

Jan. 7, 2003 at 10:55 AM
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CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nearly a half century ago, African-Americans were outraged by the killing of a 14-year-old black youth by Mississippi racists. His mother, Mamie Mobley Till, a civil rights leader and educator, allowed Emmett Till's savagely beaten body to be viewed by thousands of mourners.

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