He opened fire at Charlottesville, now he’s at Emmett Till’s casket


He walks past a long line of people waiting to pay their respects to murdered teenager Emmett Till.

There is a lone pew. The mood is somber and heavy. Like a never-ending memorial service or wake.

Women and men begin to wipe tears from their face as they see the casket, which came to the museum after Till’s body was exhumed in 2005 as part of a criminal investigation, and the boy’s smiling picture placed next to it. Some remove their hats to pay respect. They listen to the voice of Till’s mother describing her son’s mangled body. Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s version of “Amazing Grace” pierces through the otherwise hushed room.

Emmett Till's mother grieves over his casket, which was donated after the boy's remains were exhumed and reburied.

Preston is quiet as he faces the casket, having said earlier he wants to take in the history at the museum in Washington, DC.

Some people point at him, mouths agape….

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