New Bulletproof Historical Marker of Emmett Till’s Murder Rededicated After Repeated Vandalization

Oct 20, 2019 - Time Magazine

On Saturday, the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, Miss., rededicated the historical marker to Till’s murder. It was the fourth such marker after repeated vandalization damaged the other three.

The marker stands at the site where the 14-year-old boy’s body was pulled out of the Tallahatchie River near Money, Miss. Till was kidnapped, beaten and lynched in 1955 after he was accused of whistling at a white woman. An all white jury later acquitted two white men accus...