July 10: The original glass-topped casket of lynching victim Emmett Till is seen rusting in a shack at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. It was found by investigators at the cemetery where four workers are accused of digging up bodies to resell plots. The 14-year-old Chicagoan was killed in 1955 after reportedly whistling at a white woman during a visit to his uncle's house in Mississippi. Nearly 100,000 people visited his glass-topped casket during a four-day public viewing in Chicago. Images of his battered body helped spark the civil rights movement. When Till was exhumed in 2005 during an investigation of his death, he was reburied in a new casket. The original casket was supposed to be kept for a planned memorial to Till.

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