Downers Grove Obituaries

Downers Grove Obituaries

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  • Thursday Nov 15 | via Daily Herald 

    'For more than 50 years, I never spoke of Emmett': T...

    Appearing in "Unchained: Generational Trauma and Healing," airing at 10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW Channel 11, retired teacher Phyllis Smith of Glen Ellyn talks about truth, redemption, pain and the lasting impact of the murder of her cousin Emmett Till. A fun-loving boy who was adored by his cousin Phyllis Smith, who lives in Glen Ellyn, Emmett Till was lynched in 1955 in a crime that still serves as a catalyst for the civil rights movement and Smith's personal goal of bringing people together.