Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
50,000 people attended the funeral of Emmett Till, the black teenager murdered in Mississippi, in his home town of Chicago on September 7, 1955. His mother famously insisted on a public open casket funeral. She is quoted as saying "I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby."
"Funeral of Emmett Till, Chicago, Illinois, 1955" (2021). Emmett Till. 6.
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955