Emmett Till historical marker vandalized

A historical marker designating where Emmett Till’s body was dropped into a river in Mississippi in 1955 has been vandalized again. Now, the organization that put it up is deciding what to do.

For the second time in recent years, bullet holes pierced the historical marker which designates the location where Emmett Till’s body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River in 1955.

This latest vandalism occurred just 35 days after the sign was reinstalled. Emmett Till Interpretive Center Co-founder Patrick Weems said, “Still in conversation, we’re working with our board and with local mayors to make sure we do it right. We’re also looking into trying to purchase land by the river to create a more permanent site.”

Weems says the previous sign was so badly vandalized the words could not be read, but the current sign is still readable. He says he’ll continue to work with his board to see what the best option is.

Categories: Mississippi State News, News

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