Smithsonian's African American History Museum Acquires Emmett Till Casket

Smithsonian's African American History Museum Acquires Emmett Till Casket

Emmett Till's family has donated his original casket, found rusting in a shack at an Illinois cemetery, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in The anniversary of his murder is Friday.

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George Reeves Superman costume from the 1950s - Smithsonian Museum of American History - 2012-05-15 by dctim1, via Flickr #Smithsonian

George Reeves Superman costume from the 1950s - Smithsonian Museum of American History - 2012-05-15 by dctim1, via Flickr #Smithsonian

Elizabeth Burgin; one of my favorite Revolutionary War spies. A page from her diary is on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Burgin; one of my favorite Revolutionary War spies. A page from her diary is on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Never before had a military strategy been so concise and well thought out; if only other armies had thought to win by not losing. I don't see how the Confederacy lost with such an amazing plan.

Never before had a military strategy been so concise and well thought out; if only other armies had thought to win by not losing. I don't see how the Confederacy lost with such an amazing plan.

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