New Emmett Till Marker Is Bullet Proof

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A new memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday near the Tallahatchie River, honoring the black 14-year old teenager whose murder helped spur the civil rights movement in 1955. Till was kidnapped, beaten and killed hours after being accused of whistling at a white woman. An all-white jury acquitted two white men of murder charges. The first historical marker, placed in 2008, was tossed in the river and the second and third signs were riddled with bullet holes. The new 500-pound steel sign has a glass bulletproof front.

 


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6 Comments on "New Emmett Till Marker Is Bullet Proof"

  1. Good! People need to quit messing with his sign. Poor kid was murdered for allegedly whistling at a white skanky woman. Let this family have peace!

  2. Why isn’t is lying accuser in jail. They put Bill Cosby in jail at 80; so what are they waiting for. She should be charged with his death because she was surely the cause.

  3. Why isn’t the lying accuser in jail. They put Bill Cosby in jail at 80; so what are they waiting for. She should be charged with his death because she was surely the cause.

  4. So sad and shameful someone will go out of their way to deface something like this. This is part of our history that needs to be remembered and never repeated.

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