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Emmett Till's Funeral

Clip: Season 15 | 1m 43s | Video has closed captioning.

At a church on the South side of Chicago, thousands paid tribute to Emmett Till by attending his funeral. It seemed as if all of Chicago was there, and the reaction of blacks was visceral.

Aired: 01/20/03

Rating: NR

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