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FILE - An undated portrait shows Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old Chicago boy, who was brutally murdered near Money, Mississippi, Aug. 31, 1955, after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center, in glendora, Miss., dedicated to the memory Emmett Till, has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing that helped propel the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/File)

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Photograph uploaded to Facebook by filmmaker Kevin Wilson, showing the bullet-riddled sign commemorating the murder of Emmett Till in 1955.

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Television journalist and author of the play "Anne and Emmett" Janet Langhart Cohen speaks during a memorial tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Emmett Till, "a young African-American man whose brutal killing in 1955 raised public awareness that led to important civil rights reforms in our nation." , Washington, D.C., Monday, November 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, was killed in Money, Miss., in 1955. (AP Photo)

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Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, was killed in Money, Miss., in 1955. (AP Photo)