Old Bryant Store in Money Mississippi site of the Emmett Till murder .The old Bryant Store in Money, MS. from 11/27.02.The old Bryant store it has stood the test of time but is in bad shape and decaying. The store is where Emmett Till a young black man from Chicago who stopped in the store and whistled or cat called at the owners blonde and white wife,Emmett was later found lynched and the men who were accused of the crime were found not guilty.The store owners was Roy Bryant it was his wife that was whistled at and Roy owned the store with his half brother J.W.Milam in 1955. Bryant and Milam were indicted for kidnapping and lynching Till but were later acquitted of all charges.(photo/Suzi Altman) Photo ©Suzi Altman MONEY, Miss. —
On Thursday, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center announced that the historical marker for Emmett Till that usually sits in front of the Bryant's Grocery store in Money, Mississippi has gone missing.
According to the center, it appears that a vehicle hit and removed the sign.
On Aug. 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a Black teen from Chicago, was brutally killed in Mississippi. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center said in a tweet that this week marks the 66th anniversary of the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
"Our organization has been working for the past fifteen years despite this repeated vandalism to acknowledge what happened in the Mississippi Delta and to support racial healing in our communities," said The Emmett Till Interpretive Center in a tweet.
Till's murder was a key driving force in the civil rights movement. On Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have A Dream" address as part of the March on Washington.