"In memory, Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955). Lynched this day in history. Till was crucified by the mainstream press. Headlines from newspapers such as the Washington Post referred to him as the 'Wolf-Whistler.' (A 9/19/1955 article in the Post begins: 'Two white men, accused of killing a wolf-whistling Negro boy, went on trial in a steamy Mississippi Delta courtroom today, their two-year-old boys in their laps.' Till's mother's courageous decision, to have an open casket funeral and share photos of his mutilated body with the world, helped inspire the modern civil rights movement."