DAILYKENN.com -- Meanwhile we're obsessing over the death of Emmett Till's 1955 death.
Till was 14-years-old when he allegedly molested a white woman at her store in Mississippi. His badly beaten body was later discovered and the woman's husband arrested for murder but exonerated by a jury. The official narrative is that the boy merely whistled at the woman.
A $250-million black heritage museum includes a memorial honoring Till.
The will be no memorial at the National Museum of European American History and Culture honoring Levi Cole Ellerbe who was less than one-year-old when he was allegedly kidnapped and fatally burned to death by a black woman.
The infant did receive a mention in the Natchitoches Times.
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Louisiana authorities say a 25-year-old woman is accused of burning a 6-month-old boy to death.
The state fire marshal's office said in a news release Monday that Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith of Natchitoches was arrested Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death Tuesday of Levi Cole Ellerbe.
The burned baby was found more than an hour after his mother reported him kidnapped Tuesday night. The mother told Natchitoches police two strangers banged on her door and sprayed her with a chemical. Police say she ran away and came back to find her son was gone.
He was found after a woman reported a fire near some railroad tracks. He died in a hospital.
Fire marshal's spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigue won't comment about a possible motive.
Woman, 25 is charged with murder 'after kidnapping baby boy with two men, setting him on fire and leaving him to die on Louisiana railroad tracks'
A six-month-old baby was murdered after his mother was maced, police say
Levi Cole Ellerbe was taken from his mother's trailer in Louisiana and set on fire
The infant died in hospital the day after his ordeal from his horrific injuries
Police charged Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 25 with first degree murder
A six-month old baby boy was kidnapped, set on fire and dumped near train tracks in Louisiana last week.
Baby Levi Cole Ellerbe was kidnapped on July 17 after two people came to mother Hanna Barker's trailer door just after 9pm and sprayed her in the face with what she believed was mace.
Instinctively, the Barker ran to get away, a statement from Natchitoches police said, and when she went back home, found her infant son was missing.
Police said the search for baby Levi began immediately, with additional officers from surrounding precincts called in to help.
Unfortunately, less than 90 minutes after Levi went missing, police were alerted to a fire nearby the railroad, where they found a badly burned six-month-old boy.
Levi was rushed to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in a critical condition but died on Wednesday from his injuries.
Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 25, was charged with the first degree murder of Levi on Saturday and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
It is unclear if Smith and Hanna Barker knew each other personally, but the pair are friends on Facebook.
Levi, who had three sisters, Brookelaine, Elizabeth, and Nevaeh, was laid to rest on Friday. His obituary described him as 'the happiest baby who always had a big smile'.
'He spent his time playing with siblings and cousins especially outdoors, watching PJ Masks and video gaming with Uncle J,' the moving tribute read.
Neighbor Kanika Johnson was the one who made the 911 call. She told Town Talk she thought the fire had been started by local children and was nothing malicious.
'I just seen it on fire. I didn't see nobody or nothing,' she said. 'I just thought some kids might have set it on fire or something.'
'I had called the police and told them to hurry up and send somebody to put the fire out before it spreads.
'And [the next day] I found out it was a baby.'
Hanna has been grieving with her mother, Kristy Roberts, and her sister.
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