Rededication of the Emmett Till memorial sign
Emmett Till's cousin gather at Graball Landing for the rededication of the shot up sign. Pictured are Airicka Gordon-Taylor and her mother Ollie Gordon, Gordon is the Executive Director of the Mamie TillMobley Foundation, and Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. who was with Emmett on the train ride to Mississippi,. Wheeler was also with Emmett at Bryants Grocery and when he was abducted and then murdered.
As Patrick Weeems, Executive Director of the Emmett Intrepretive Center said," Mississippi did not put this uo a resillient and committed group of black and white local citizens in the poorest county in Mississippi put this historic marker back up. Yes the vandalism is awful but the resolve to continue telling the truth is the story." The sign had been vandalized 4 times and now is bulletproof. Photo©Suzi Altman