The White Sox came under fire for including a photo of lynching victim Emmett Till in a scoreboard segment about "famous people from Chicagoland" during Saturday's game against the Twins, causing the team to apologize.
Till was a 14-year-old visiting his family in Mississippi in 1955 when he was hung by a mob for allegedly flirting with a white man's wife. The man and his half-brother were tried for murder but acquitted by an all-white jury.
Till's death is considered a huge turning point in the civil rights movement and made him a martyr for equal rights in the African American community.
The White Sox included Till's photo between "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and writer Orson Welles as a "Other famous people from Chicagoland include" segment, which didn't sit well with many people.