Mid-act, Chappelle "launches into the story of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago who was visiting family in Mississippi in the summer of 1955, when he allegedly whistled at a white woman. A few days later, a group of white men, including the woman's husband, broke into his family’s house, beat Till to death and threw his body in the river. Three days later Till's body was discovered, bloated and mutilated beyond recognition. Chappelle's audience falls silent; at that moment, it doesn't feel like a comedy show. But he presses on, explaining that Till’s mother, Mamie Till Bradley, made the decision to leave her son's casket open for the world to see what had been done to him. Photos of Emmett Till in his coffin helped the Civil Rights movement gather nationwide momentum."