Rededication of the Emmett Till memorial sign
Vandalized Emmett Till Memorial sign. The sign has been replaced 4 times and is now a 500 lb. steel bullet proof sign placed at Graball Landin the site Emmett Till's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River.Photo ©Suzi Altman
Rededication of the Emmett Till memorial sign in Glendora Mississippi the site where Tills body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River Saturday October 19,2019. The sign has been shot up in the past at least 3 times. The last time was by a group of white Ole Miss Students who posted a picture on social media of them posed by the sign holding guns.
As Patrick Weems, Executive Director of the Emmett Interpretive Center said," Mississippi did not put this up a resilient 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